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Somewhere in England archiveIn 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.

Creatives/Company

Author: Polly Wiseman
Company: Eastern Angles
Director: Gari Jones
Design: Ryan Laight

Somewhere in England

Somewhere in England (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2127616325. Details of all Somewhere in England archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S731688148

Archive Listings

1 Jun 16Southwold Arts Centre (formerly Southwold Theatre)
Southwold, Suffolk
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31 May 16The Cut
Halesworth, Suffolk
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26 May 16Chelmsford Theatre
Chelmsford, Essex
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25 May 16Little Theatre
Sheringham, Norfolk
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17 May 16The Hat Factory (previously the Artezium)
Luton, Bedfordshire
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10 May 16Town Hall Arts Centre
Haverhill, Suffolk
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1 Apr 16Brentwood Theatre
Brentwood, Essex
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24 Mar 16Seagull Theatre
Lowestoft, Suffolk
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23 Mar 16The Quay at Sudbury
Sudbury, Essex
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