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Archive listings for Somewhere in England (2016)

Work type: Play.

T2127616325

Company Eastern Angles. Director Gari Jones. Design Ryan Laight.
1 Jun 16Southwold Arts Centre (formerly Southwold Theatre), Southwold :: V85
listing details L01200032532
31 May 16The Cut, Halesworth :: V01084376924
listing details L01225795570
26 May 16Chelmsford Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
listing details L01076521248
25 May 16Little Theatre, Sheringham :: V74
listing details L1328182754
17 May 16The Hat Factory (previously the Artezium), Luton :: V01371430831
listing details L01297594988
10 May 16Town Hall Arts Centre, Haverhill :: V88
listing details L0113606026
1 Apr 16Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
listing details L787136255
24 Mar 16Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft :: V196
listing details L0598614909
23 Mar 16The Quay at Sudbury, Sudbury :: V86
listing details L0912681075

Other listings

25 Apr 16 to 30 Apr 16Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich :: V82
listing details L749126249

Details

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

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