Set in England some ten years after a nuclear explosion, widow Rachel Verney and her two children live in an isolated valley that has remained unaffected by the war or its subsequent contamination. They have had no contact with the outside world until one day a group of Americans arrive. The family’s initial delight soon gives way to concern.
While this play was written in 1954 at the height of the cold war, the story still rings true today, although with different protagonists. Will mankind never learn from history?