Make way for Lucia
a gentle comedy,
by John van Druten
Make Way for Lucia is a 1948 comedy play by the British writer John Van Druten. It is based on the 1931 novel Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson.
Based on E. F. Benson’s hilarious novels, written in the 1920s and 30s, of the war for social supremacy between Lucia and Miss Mapp in Tilling are brought to the stage with all the wit, irony and humour of the originals. Hitherto, Tilling’s doyenne has been Miss Mapp; Lucia is the supreme poseuse who peppers her speech with Italian phrases she doesn’t understand. When Lucia rents Miss Mapp’s house for the summer the battle lines are drawn …
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