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Important information

 

Please be aware that due to the Covid 19 outbreak and the current restrictions in place we have postponed all our public performances until further notice. We are currently working with our venues to confirm new dates once it is safe to do so.

 

In the meantime, we are adapting the way in which we can continue to create performances by developing audio recordings of performances for you to listen to for free. 

 

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Current production 

“My Boy Danny” is the new play by award-winning West-End Writer, Actor and Director Alfie James. Every night Ange stands by the window looking out with the hope to see her son one last time looking up at her from across the road. Instead every night for the past eleven months there’s been a shadow standing there in his place. Desperate for answers, Ange lets the shadow in.

 

Rory is just a regular awkward teenage boy. Or at least he was until that night when it all went wrong. Desperate to tell his story and to reach out to a woman he’d never met but knew so much about.

 

This is a special audio performance of the play recorded raw over zoom during the Covid:19 Virus lockdown by the cast.

 

Cast:

Kitty Whitley as Ange

Ben Kinsman as Rory

and Atarah as Leah

 

*Contains moderate bad language. Recommended age suitability: 11 +

Key themes:

#knifecrime #youthgangcrime #gayhatecrime #comingofage

Welcome to “The Spitfire Club,” a new play written by Alfie James as part of The Hope and Glory Community theatre and heritage project. The project’s main aim was to explore and to bring to life what it was like in Redbridge during the Second World War. It was supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund and Redbridge Museum and Heritage Centre.

 

Norman and his friends are a group of children left behind living in Redbridge whilst the other children are evacuated to safety. Together they form the Spitfire Club to collect souvenirs from the air raids and play war games. That is until one day they stumble across a rather different kind of souvenir. Join them and a host of other characters including Grandma Rose, Mr Porter, the Air Raid Warden and Mr Green, the shopkeeper and Home Guard as they give a glimpse of what life was like in Redbridge in the Second World War.

 

Cast:

Jon Undersander as Norman

Atarah as Bobby

George Davis as Sid

Ryan Graham as Samuel

Evelina Plonyte as Catherine & Billy

Colin Chapman as Harry, Mr Porter, The Station Master and Mr Highmore

Elizabeth McNally as Grandma Rose & Miss Evers

Philip Anthony as Mr Green

Kitty Whitley as Eileen

And Klodian Rexha as The German Pilot

 

Written and Directed by Alfie James

 

Supported by:

Dibbie Shoniwa

Janet Sheridan

Jill Harmstan

Lesley Hilton

Carole Oswin

Key themes:

#WW2Homefront #Communitytheatre #Historyeducation #lookingafterothers #friendship #Diversity 

Your feedback

 

"****5/5 This is remarkable piece of theatre! Even thou it’s a form of radio theatre I was completely taken by the story and wonderful acting and was brought to tears on numerous of occasion. Music and editing worked tremendously well and it’s absolutely amazing! The writing is punchy and rich in emotions and the story extremely relevant. Amazing! Congratulations to everyone involved with My Boy Danny- great job!"

Nena Robertson

 

" *****5/5 Just listened to it and it's amazing well-done Alfie and well done to your friends too. Seriously it's really good and it really grips you in and makes you wanna carry on listening. I loved it"

Bethany Davey

 

"*****5/5 I wanna be your rude man!! Another flippin gold gem from Alfie! A must listen fir an awesome cast too!"

Richard Webb

"***** 5/5 I loved the Normal monologue. Brought me to tears. Kitty at her best!"

Madeleine Ockendon

 

"*****5/5 Two friends on a perfect summer day. What a monologue! Ben Kinsman nailed it!" Jonny Sinclare

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