Forthcoming Drama or Theatre being held by Commemoration Hall Board of Trustees in Huntingdon

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EASTERN ANGLES THEATRE - SOMEWHERE in ENGLAND in Huntingdon on 08/04/2016 19:30

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From 19:30 until 22:00 on Friday 08/04/2016

 

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Somewhere in England a new play by Polly Wiseman Directed by Gari Jones Designed by Ryan Laight
“I always thought I wanted to be with someone who was the same as me. Then you came along. Make my world bigger…please?”

Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of what happened when thousands of American GIs arrived in rural East Anglia.

In May 1942, the first Eighth U.S. Army Air Force aeroplanes arrived in East Anglia. With them came thousands of black and white American GIs who, in some places, outnumbered the local population by 50 to 1. This unique moment in history, often referred to as ‘the friendly invasion’, had a huge impact on social and cultural life in the Eastern region and it’s a story that’s in danger of being forgotten.

Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature in Polly Wiseman’s new play, but there was another side to this shared history " a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart, and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.

Somewhere in England is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Eighth in The East project " a programme of activities using theatre, archaeology, photography, oral testimony and documentation to highlight this period in East Anglia’s history.
This theatre production will tour to over fifty towns and villages across the East of England and is sponsored by Ipswich Building Society & Abellio Greater Anglia.


www.easternangles.co.uk

 

Ticket Prices (From):

Adult :£ 8.00

Concession :£ 7.50

 

Ticket prices were correct at the time of publication but we advise that you confirm them with the event organiser prior to booking.

Tickets Purchasing Information: Tickets can be bought online or from the Commemoration Hall. Doors open on the evening at 7.00pm for all events.

Online tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/patch1

Organised by: Commemoration Hall Board of Trustees

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Contact Name and Telephone: ANNIE WELSH (Secretary) on 01480 384082 - (01480 unless stated otherwise)

Contact Email: teresa.leone@virginmedia.com

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