Famous Florist honoured on the West End Stage

by Bethany Day on September 13, 2013

Constance SpryThe humble flower shop has become the centrepiece of a new West End play.

Anton Burge’s latest work, A Storm in a Flower Vase, pays homage to the life and times of Constance Spry (pictured), a 1930s floral pioneer.

Based on Sue Shephard’s book, The Surprising Life of Constance Spry, the play focuses on a key period in the renowned florist’s career.

Co-producer Mig Kimpton, himself a keen flower enthusiast, is one of the driving forces behind taking the play to the West End after reading Shephard’s book.

Despite there being 79 years between Spry opening up her flagship Mayfair store and the play hitting the stage, Kimpton does not believe that the story or Spry’s ideals are dated.

“We are living in a time that is saluting our heritage,” he says. “Spry was one of the first people to promote the idea.”

The play will be performed at the Arts Theatre in London, and is scheduled to run from 13 September to 12 October.

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