(1939-1945 Plymouth: courtesy of the Imperial War Museum)
9-12TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
9TH SEPT, 7.30PM: ST PAUL'S CHURCH, DURNFORD ST. STONEHOUSE, PL1 3QW
(for Tamaritans members only)
NO TICKETS, FREE ADMISSION WITH A RETIRING COLLECTION
“1941 Resurgam” is a new play which lasts about 60 minutes; it focuses on one family, on the night of 21st April 1941 in the midst of the Plymouth Blitz. It tells the story of that night through the eyes of Vera, an eighteen-year-old girl, who together with her mother, her aunt and a lodger, endure the six-hour bombing raid. In the course of that night Vera comes to terms with the death of her uncle. The play reflects the realities of wartime Plymouth for an “ordinary family” and highlights the resilience of the people. It was inspired by verbatim accounts of the Blitz in Plymouth and research taken from the book “Blitz” by Gerald Wasley.
RECORDING OF FINAL PERFORMANCE
Can be seen HERE on YouTube, with many thanks to the Unitarian Church. Looking at ways to share this here.
Auditions took place on 2nd June 2021
Narrator 1/Friend/Young Sailor
Narrator 4/Warden/Ambulance Man
Narrator 6/Mrs Netherton