Spitfire Sisters


Monday 24 June 2019


Off-West End - Shows

The true, untold story of a collection of fierce, pioneering British and American women who took to the skies in World War II - plays at The Space from 2 to 6 July 2019.
Spitfire Sisters at The Space

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At The Space from 2 to 6 July 2019 and directed by the venue's Artistic Director Adam Hemming, Spitfire Sisters uncovers the story of 166 pioneering women who joined the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) to fight for victory, achieving equal pay along the way.


As the brash Americans joined forces with the more conservative British, there was plenty of opportunity for conflict and friendship.


This is a celebration of the courage, the passion and the determination of WWII's unsung heroines 'eager for the air'.


Dedicated. Brave. Wild. Unknown… until now.


Doc Andersen-Bloomfield, Catherine Comfort and Heather Dunmore began writing collaboratively under the name Three of a Kind four years ago.


Spitfire Sisters was selected from 110 entries for a staged reading at the Space in September last year and has since been developed into a full production.


Synopsis


1940s Britain.


A 19 year old Northern lass takes to the air in a fighter plane, armed with only a compass and a page of notes.


Her mission?


To deliver fighter aircraft to the forces on the front.


And she wasn't the only one.


Discover the true, untold story of a collection of fierce, pioneering British and American women who took to the skies in World War II, to fight for victory alongside the allies.


All whilst achieving equal pay with their male counterparts.


Cast


Jessie Harris - Chloe Wade

Mary Buchanan - Annabel Smith

Jackie Hawkins - Alessandra Perotto

Phyllis Griggs - Faye Maughan

Debs - Danica Corns

Cornelia Wood - Ali Shinall

Georgia Smythe-West - Mary Roubos

Nigel/RAF Airman - Steven Shawcroft


Creatives


Author: Doc Andersen-Bloomfield, Catherine Comfort and Heather Dunmore
Director: Adam Hemming
Lighting: Andy Straw
Sound: Keri Chesser
Production: The Space and Three Of A Kind

Venue


The Space
269 Westferry Road
London
E14 3RS

Dates


From: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Closed: Saturday 6 July 2019

Tickets


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12


Links


Show website
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