Eastern Angles are back with a fascinating new production telling the wartime story of what happened when the American GIs arrived in rural East Anglia.
In May 1942, the first Eighth U.S. Army Air Force planes arrived. This moment in history, often referred to as ‘the friendly invasion’, had a huge impact on our cultural life.
Polly Wiseman’s new play shows a hidden side to this shared history – a tale of segregation, friendships forged and then blown apart, and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals. There’s also jitterbugging Land Girls, Hershey bars, Nylons and Americans bemused by our warm beer!
This theatre production will tour across the East of England this Spring and includes performances at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich from 25th until 30th April. Plus, there will be a site-specific performances at Thorpe Abbotts airfield in Norfolk and Debach Airfield in Suffolk. The tour will round-off with three shows at Woodbridge Community Hall on June 3rd and 4th.
Somewhere in England is touring now until 4th June. To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01473 211498 or visit www.easternangles.co.uk