The Linden Tree

BY JB PRIESTLEY
15 February 2006 — 25 March 2006

The Linden Tree, written and produced in 1947, was one of Priestley’s most successful plays.

As Professor Linden celebrates his 65th birthday with his wife and children around him, he faces pressure both from within his family and from the University where he teaches. The times and values are changing. Post War Britain is on the move. The Professor finds his life and his family are at a crisis point. Each member of the family has a different attitude towards the future of their father and indeed towards the future of the country. In this powerful and moving play, the close, yet divided, Linden family is rooted in the struggles faced by the country as whole.