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VenueNew Vic Theatre
Other spaces: Stephen Joseph Room, Theatre in the Round
From2nd May 2014
To24th May 2014
When19:30. May 24 Mat 14:15
PricesFrom £12.00. To £21.00.
What is currently on at New Vic Theatre (V119)

I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire

I Don't Want to Set the World on FireT1836410835
Filled with laughter and tears and bursting with the music of the 1940s, it was written with the help of the 'Roses of Swynnerton', the brave women who worked at a Staffordshire munitions factory in WW2. It is their story. When war is declared in September 1939, the lives of Stoke-on-Trent's Beresford family are changed forever. With brother Harry off in the army and Dad building Anderson shelters and digging for victory, 17 year-old Lily is called up for war-work in a munitions factory, the most dangerous job on the home front. Together with thousands of ordinary women living in extraordinary times, Lily learns the lessons of life, love and loss, meets happiness and tragedy, and looks forward to the war's end and the hope of a new world.

Archive :: production:T1836410835, play:S2129690796, venue:V119

Production details

A brand new production of the legendary New Vic show.

Special Performances

  • 20 May 14 Captioned
  • 24 May 14 Audio Described


Producer New Vic
Performer Angela Bain (Renie Littlejohn/Cast)
Performer Adam Barlow (Arthur Harding/Cast)
Performer Claire Burns (Eileen Morrison)
Performer Jessica Dyas (Sue Rawlings and as Cast)
Performer Howard Chadwick (Sidney Beresford and as Cast)
Performer Hannah Edwards (Lily Beresford)
Performer Rachael Garnett (Alison McKenzie and as Cast)
Performer Susie Emmett (Cath Ford and as Cast)
Performer Anthony Hunt (Percy Snaith and as Cast)
Performer David Seddon (Harry Beresford and as Cast)
Director Conrad Nelson
Design Lis Evans
Lighting Mark Howland
Sound James Earls Davis
Musical Director Malcolm Newton
Choreographer Beverley Edmunds
Stage ManagerStruan Sewell
Stage ManagerVicky Laker (Deputy Stage Manager)
Stage ManagerHelen Rolfe (Assistant Stage Manager)

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