A World Premiere Production by Howard Brenton at NST City
07 February, 2018 - 03 March, 2018
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Presents
Directed by Samuel Hodges
Casting by Annelie Powell CDG
7th February - 3rd March 2018
The first production at our new theatre NST City in Guildhall Square
Access Performances: BSL and Audio Described - Feb 24th 2:30pm
Preview Performances: February 7th - February 14th
The Guardian - Michael Billington
The Times - Dominic Maxwell
Daily Mail - Robert Gore-Langton
Pocketsize Theatre - Nick Wayne
"It really is a must see!"
Autumn 1940. The Battle of Britain rages.
Southampton is home to our only hope of victory: the Spitfire. But when the Luftwaffe drops 2,300 bombs in three devastating raids, the city goes up in flames and the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory is destroyed. From the ashes, a story of chaos, courage and community spirit emerges.
Jackie is the third generation of Dimmock at her family-run laundry. Polly is the first and only draughtswoman in the Spitfire design office. How will each woman forge her own path in this evolving landscape?
One of Britain’s greatest living playwrights, Hampshire-born Howard Brenton, (Anne Boleyn, Shakespeare’s Globe; Pravda, National Theatre) tells the remarkable and little known story of how Southampton stepped up when the chips were down.
Experience this spectacular world premiere to open Southampton’s brand new theatre NST City featuring a 25-strong community chorus made up of Southampton residents, and conceived by Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s director Samuel Hodges (Dedication, The Glass Menagerie) and 59 Productions (Warhorse,An American in Paris), the Tony award winning design team behind the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
A Nuffield Southampton Theatres production