When the Wind Blows archiveJim and Hilda Bloggs, a retired couple, have moved to an isolated country cottage in the South East of England. They are decent, houseproud and behind the times. Jim hears on the radio that a pre-emptive strike is to be expected. With his government leaflets as his guide, he constructs a refuge for them both and gathers together emergency rations. Jim and Hilda emerge after the Bomb to find a devastated post-nuclear holocaust world. Expecting the Powers-That-Be to rescue them, they wait. Their bodies suffer the effect of radiation sickness and they drift gently into the dark, loving each other and uttering fragments of prayer. Though the threat of Armageddon is mercifully behind us, this tale is clever, credible, but ultimately heart-breaking.


Book by: Raymond Briggs
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Archive listings for When the Wind Blows

Work type: Play.


Company Artisans Drama Society.
3 Jun 04 to 5 Jun 04Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
listing details L260051052


Company Rec Theatre Company.
25 Sep 02 to 5 Oct 02Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L1294842098


Producer Sutton-Newman Productions. Director David Newman. Performer Mike Burnside. Performer Linda Broughton.
12 Feb 02 to 9 Mar 02Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L106226043


Company HumDrum AmDram.
8 Nov 99 to 12 Nov 99Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth :: V772
listing details L1397608201

Other listings

2 Apr 20 to 11 Apr 20Medway Little Theatre, Rochester :: V0721343788
listing details L1113611606
2 Jul 02 to 6 Jul 02Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
listing details L2061499395

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