• Letters to George and Mercy McCann


should have two or three members of the crew lightly dressed – while the wireless is still playing loch Lomond, scurrying across the stage carrying piles of baggage allegedly belonging to the new passengers. In Act III we are of course out at sea, but we might have a couple of sailors crossing rather urgently and dressed say in oilskins, preferably either glistening wet or crusted with frost. That's all I can think of at the moment. Remember to keep the bar tatty throughout and please try to think up some small dodges to indicate changes of climate. Love to you both and hoping to see you soon. Yours ever, Louis. (Louis MacNeice) PS. The play is now to be called Traitors in Our Way.

Louis MacNeice
1957 Feb 21st
London, Geneva
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