ISBN: 9781783190782
Binding: PaperBack

The White Carnation

R. C. Sherriff


“There have been strange rumours about this house. Although it was in a state of ruin, lights were seen in the windows every Christmas Eve: music was heard: voices and laughter...”

The first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama.

Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known...

From the writer of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed plays, Journey’s End, The White Carnation is a ghostly tale of one man’s chance to do things differently.

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ISBN13 9781783190782
Binding PaperBack


'The humour is light and subtle, the dialogue engaging... It is clearly the work of an excellent playwright and it is a treat to see the piece given such a fine production' Four Stars - Time Out

'A theatrical ghost by RC Sherriff comes back to life… What a neglected little treasure it proves: not life-changing, maybe, but life-affirming' Four Stars - Telegraph