The Shadow Factory

Back by popular demand! The World Premiere Production by Howard Brenton returns!

30 January, 2019 - 02 March, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs
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Nuffield Southampton Theatres Presents

Back by popular demand!

The Shadow Factory

By Howard Brenton

Directed by Samuel Hodges
Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

30th January - 2nd March 2019


Preview Performances: 30th and 31st January

Stage Insight: Thurs 7th Feb 5:00pm

Post-show Q&A : Mon 11th Feb

Access Performances: BSL Interpreted and Audio Described - 2nd Mar 2:30pm


Please note images are from the previous production. 

 

★★★★

The Guardian - Michael Billington

The Shadow Factory review – Howard Brenton's bolshy drama declares war 

 

★★★★

The Times - Dominic Maxwell

Theatre review: The Shadow Factory at NST City, Southampton

 

★★★★

Daily Mail - Robert Gore-Langton

The Shadow Factory Review

 

★★★★★

Pocketsize Theatre - Nick Wayne

REVIEW: The Shadow Factory at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres

 

"It really is a must see!"

Daily Echo 

Review: The Shadow Factory, NST City, Southampton

 

★★★★

Morning Star

SIMON PARSONS recommends a new play on the stand-off in Southampton between locals and government during WWII

 


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 inthree devastating raids, the city goes up in flames and the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory is destroyed.

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?

From the ashes, a story of chaos, courage and community spirit emerges.

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.

Critically acclaimed, this sell out smash hit features a stellar cast supported by a 25-strong community company made up of Southampton residents. The Shadow Factory returns to celebrate the first birthday of Southampton’s brand new theatre NST City. 

Don’t miss out this time!