Devon's War Girls


As part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project, ‘Dartmoor, Devon and World War Two’, this short play has been created by MED Theatre staff to tour around school and community venues in the Devon area.

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 groups and in residential homes for the elderly.

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

photos from devon's war girls performances