The Shadow Factory

A World Premiere Production by Howard Brenton

07 February, 2018 - 03 March, 2018

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

A World Premiere Production at NST City

The Shadow Factory

By Howard Brenton

Directed by Samuel Hodges

7th February - 3rd March 2018

The first production at our new theatre in Guildhall Square


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Access Performances: BSL and Audio Described -  March 3rd 2:30pm

Preview Performances: February 7th - February 14th

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, 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.

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, conceived by Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ director Samuel Hodges (Dedication; The Glass Menagerie) and 59 Productions (War Horse; An American in Paris).