Flowers For Mrs Harris, Introductory Notes

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Flowers for Mrs Harris is currently streaming from the theatre’s website until the 8th May.

It can be reached on

You can access audio and text introductory notes for this streaming at the end of the page.

This introduction was written by Roz Chalmers, script edited by Eleanor Margolies, and voiced and recorded by Roz Chalmers.

Please note that the video does not currently have audio description, but these introductory descriptive notes help set the scene for blind and partially sighted audiences.

More information about the show

Ada Harris spends her days dusting, darning, polishing and scrubbing. But her first glimpse of a ravishing Christian Dior dress sets her off on a journey that will change her life forever.

From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the shimmering avenues of Paris, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way; but can she let go of the past and finally allow her own life to blossom?

Directed by Daniel Evans, Flowers for Mrs Harris captures the glowing humanity of the novella by Paul Gallico on which it is based. The production began in Sheffield, where it won three UK Theatre Awards including Best Musical.