(1939-1945 Plymouth: courtesy of the Imperial War Museum)

1941 RESURGAM

9-12TH SEPTEMBER, 2021

TICKETS

NO TICKETS, FREE ADMISSION WITH A RETIRING COLLECTION

THE PLAY

“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.

AUDITIONS

Auditions took place on 2nd June 2021

THE CAST

Narrator 1/Friend/Young Sailor

Narrator 2/Douglas

Narrator 3/Bill

Narrator 4/Warden/Ambulance Man

Narrator 5/Nora

Narrator 6/Mrs Netherton

Narrator 7/Doreen

Narrator 8/Vera

George Teague

Daniel Teague

Noel Preston-Jones

Paul Gillard

Catherine Teague

Helen Lawton

Jan Dawson

Ava Alchurch

AUTHORS JENNY & PAUL SHRYANE

DIRECTORS JENNY & PAUL SHRYANE

REHEARSAL PICTURES