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Tuscan Sunshine

In many ways, Enchanted April is the story of people whose lives have been transformed by the beneficial effects of light. Matthew Barber’s new play, taken from the 1992 novel by Elizabeth von Armin (there have also been two film versions), is about four English ladies who flee the damp and depression of wintry London for a month of sunshine and wisteria at a rented Italian villa. They are literature’s first diagnosed cases of SADD, and, on their trip, they get more than a nice rest

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