My brother's trying to win the war. He's fighting. We should be fighting. I'm brilliant at fighting.
June 5, 1944, Southsea Beach. A girl named Poppy stands on the precipice of history. Tomorrow is the biggest day of her life: D-Day.
Along with her friend Evie, Poppy finds herself volunteering in a Southsea hospital, preparing for the arrival of casualties of the D-Day landings. Poppy has always wanted to be a war hero, but instead finds herself being asked to do the unthinkable - provide a German prisoner of war with compassionate and tender care.
A beautifully written play about the role of women on the Home Front during the Second World War, Tender Loving Care premiered at the Square Tower Portsmouth in June 2014, in a production by The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
Vickie Donoghue graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Plays and Screenplays) at City University in September 2009. A rehearsed reading of her MA piece Talk for England took place at RADA in March 2010. Her first short play One Last Wave was one of the three finalists of the 2005 Windsor Fringe Marriott Award. She was Dramaturg for The Caroline Carter Show by Flick Ferdinando which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2011. Mudlarks, her first full-length play, was first performed at the HighTide Festival on 4 May 2012. Vickie Donoghue is a writer on attachment with Escalator Plays at HighTide.