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I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire archiveFilled 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 listings for I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire

Work type: Play.


A brand new production of the legendary New Vic show.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).
2 May 14 to 24 May 14New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
listing details L01725961126


Company Mow Cop Players.
12 Sep 07 to 15 Sep 07Mitchell Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V999
listing details L0454532809

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