Devon's War Girls


As part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project, ‘Dartmoor, Devon and World War Two’, this short play was created to explore the stories of those left behind in Devon during WW2.

Find out more about the play below, or email us to find out how you can see it!

“OUTSTANDING! Pacey, funny and moving… Just made you realise how important it was for people to really party and have fun, because so much of life was dire.”

Audience member – Devon’s War Girls

What's it about?

When war breaks out in 1939, Molly’s plans to go to university are shattered and instead she finds herself signing up as a Land Girl and boarding a train to Devon.

Meanwhile, a farmer’s daughter, Enid, is thrust into new experiences when Dartmoor suddenly becomes home to evacuees, soldiers, medics and, of course, the Land Girls.

This fast-paced, two-hander performance pulls inspiration from true local stories explored through the eyes of two young women and the wartime events that bring them together. Written and performed by MED Theatre’s professional staff, the stories draw from extensive research into local history.  We would like to thank Bill Hardiman of Moretonhampstead History Society, and Dartmoor historian Dr. Tom Greeves for their inspiration and support. 


 ‘Devon’s War Girls’ is being performed around Devon for schools, community buildings and in residential homes for the elderly.

If you would like to hire us for a performance of the play please email