‘Shadowlands’ by William Nicholson won Best Play in the Evening Standard Awards for 1990. C.S. Lewis’s wrote that, ‘Pain is the gift no one wants…. but sometimes it is the gift that God must give’ and that pain should be borne with patience. This belief was severely tested with the death of his wife, the American poet Joy Davidman through cancer. This is a rehearsed reading by actors from east Belfast’s Bright Umbrella Drama Co.