When the young Mary Rose climbs an apple tree and announces her plans to marry, the news is greeted by her doting parents first with unbridled joy - then, strangely, with furrowed brows . . . 

For Mr and Mrs Morland now feel duty-bound to tell Simon, their jovial future son-in-law, about a mysterious incident in their daughter’s past about which they have never spoken . . . not even to Mary Rose herself.

When she was a young girl, Mary Rose and her parents holidayed on a tiny island in the Outer Hebrides. And, one day, Mary Rose disappeared. Without trace.

Until three weeks later, that is, when she suddenly reappeared, wholly unaware that any time had passed. Since then, Mary Rose has appeared unaffected by this extraordinary incident – except, perhaps, for certain moments when her mind has seemed to drift . . . to somewhere else.

Four years after her marriage, Mary Rose returns to the same island with her husband and their young son. And something unthinkable happens. Again . . .  

J.M. Barrie’s eerie supernatural drama of youth, love and loss, written in the aftermath of the Great War, was first staged in 1920 – and a young Alfred Hitchcock was one of the many who fell under its spell. So if you enjoyed our recent productions of The Admirable Crichton and Dear Brutus, then this mysterious, deeply moving play, which featured in PFT’s first ever Season in 1951, is not to be missed! 

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