TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From9th May 2011
To14th May 2011
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Sun Mat 15:00
PricesFrom £8.00. To £12.00.
What is currently on at General (V1087)


In the first month of the Blitz alone 5,730 people were killed, 9,003 seriously injured. In Stepney 2160 homes were destroyed, with 13480 damaged but repairable. In Lewisham about 1700 homes were destroyed with 23370 houses seriously damaged. By the end of the Blitz in May 1940, 9 months later, 43,000 people had been killed, half of them in London. Some of the children who survived this are still alive today. They are living in modest homes or residential care. When we look at their faces we see their age and frailty, but when do we ask their story? Blackbirds is the story of Londoners who lived through the hardest of times and are here to tell us the tale; in their own words, collected by local children and performed by local people. In an age when we are connected by global networks, but don't know our neighbours, "Blackbirds" tells of a time when Britain was at it bravest, and bombs fell daily in your street.
Author Simon Startin

Archive :: production:T921304432, play:S26079115, venue:V1087

Production details

This event takes place at Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London, SE16 2DD


Producer London Bubble
Lighting Alex Stone
Costume Holly White
Director Jonathan Petherbirdge (project)
Director Julia Voce (assistant)
Sound Opaean
Design Pip Nash
Performer Jasmine Atkinson
Performer Lucy Bradshaw
Performer Sapphire Collins
Performer Louie Douglas
Performer Iris Dove
Performer Tabitha Earthrowl-Law
Performer Melisa Erdem
Performer Ella Fogg
Performer Amanda Getrrup
Performer Rosy-Lea Hawney
Performer Chris Hawney
Performer Kezia Herzog
Performer Robert Herzog
Performer Ryan Hewitt
Performer Chris Hiller
Performer Marina Hussain-Leones
Performer Asya Karababa
Performer Hacer Karababa
Performer Ian MacNaughton
Performer Alex Madewell
Performer Rose Mahoney-Moore
Performer Victoria O’Neill
Performer Johanna Petterson
Performer Lee Phillips
Performer Wendy Ponting
Performer Lauren Rowley
Performer Muhammad Salim
Performer Alex Saoutkin
Performer Hasnah Sherifdeen
Performer Tanya Simmons
Performer Faye Smith
Performer Amelia Spooner
Performer Annie Startin
Performer Jacob Startin
Performer Andrew Stern
Performer Maureen Tyson
Performer Silvia Patricia Villa
Performer Brenda Watkinson
Performer David West
Performer Jodie Witcher

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