One Night in November at The Electric Theatre 15 – 18 November 2017
Would you sacrifice a city to win a war?
It is the Autumn of 1940 and Katie, a young Coventry clerk, waits on the station platform in Henley in Arden, Warwickshire. There she meets Michael, a language don working as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park. As their romance deepens, Michael is secretive about his work. But when he and a colleague work on deciphering a coded enemy message and deduce that Coventry is to be attacked and pounded into rubble, he faces an agonising moral dilemma.
Having passed the information on to his section head, should he warn Katie and her family about the impending raid, risking disgrace and prosecution under the official secrets act ?
Underpinning Alan Pollock’s touching love story is a compelling and long held conspiracy theory. Did the Bletchley boffins warn Churchill of the impending raid ? Was the city sacrificed for the greater good and to protect the code breakers ? With its dramatic staging this is a gripping and poignant play.
“I have never felt so strongly the visceral horror of aerial attack……. a stunning evocation of the Coventry Blitz.” THE GUARDIAN
Produced by special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays. Age recommendation 12+
Coming to Guildford’s Electric Theatre in November 2017.
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Survivors of the raid recall their experiences before the 2008 inaugural production of ‘One Night in November’ at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
Published on: October 15th, 2016
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