The Shadow Factory

Cast: 4f 1m, doubling (6f 2m)

Staging: back and forth between a town and a big house

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848427396Publication Date:
8 Feb 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788500272Publication Date:
8 Feb 2018
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, 2018

The Shadow Factory

By Howard Brenton

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Autumn 1940. The Battle of Britain rages.

Southampton is home to our only hope of victory: the Spitfire. But, in one of many devastating raids on the town, the Luftwaffe destroy the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory. The Government requisitions local businesses to use as shadow factories – but meets resistance. Fred Dimmock won’t give up his family laundry for anyone.

As the Dimmocks, and other families, struggle to keep control of their lives and livelihoods, a story of chaos, courage and community spirit emerges.

Telling the remarkable story of how a city triumphed over adversity, Howard Brenton's play The Shadow Factory opened Southampton’s brand-new theatre, NST City, in 2018, directed by Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ Director Samuel Hodges.

Press Quotes

'A bolshy drama… unearths a fascinating piece of local history'

Guardian

'Ambitious and absorbing... mixes the intimate with the panoramic'

The Times

'Brenton is a master of portraying major historical episodes on an individual human scale... it’s valuable that a play like this exists'

Financial Times

Cast: 4f 1m, doubling (6f 2m)

Staging:back and forth between a town and a big house

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848427396Publication Date:
8 Feb 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788500272Publication Date:
8 Feb 2018
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Howard Brenton:

Creditors
55 Days
Anne Boleyn
Doctor Scroggy's War
Never So Good
Drawing the Line
#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei
Faust: Parts I & II
The Blinding Light
Jude
Miss Julie & Creditors
Paul
Lawrence After Arabia
Eternal Love
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (stage version)
Miss Julie (Bin End Stock)
Miss Julie
Hot Irons (Bin End Stock)
Dances of Death
Berlin Bertie

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