Wireless Operator

Silksheen Productions

31st Jul 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

Pleasance Below - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 12 and above


Important information:

This performance will contain some distressing themes.

This gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII uncovers the triggers of the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived.

This tense visceral play is told through the eyes and ears of the wireless operator.

Confined in the claustrophobic aircraft the young crew struggle to survive. They avoid searchlights and flak, witness fellow airmen blown out of the sky and plunge into zero-gravity corkscrew manoeuvres to dodge enemy aircraft. As they unleash their deadly cargo onto the city below, the wireless operator agonises about the real cost of their mission.

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