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Thu 9 March at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Edelweiss Pirates (schools performance)
Approx Running Time: 60 minutes without interval Age: Year 6 +
Join the Beacon Actors in this gritty, moving and poignant play by Ayub Khan Din (writer of East is East).
Germany 1943. The Second World War. All internal opposition has been viciously silenced and the population follow blindly behind Adolf Hitler and his policies of war and domination. Though the majority of young Germans have been brainwashed into Nazi party policies from an early age, others are becoming disgruntled by the lack of basic freedoms and tired of every aspect of their lives being dictated by the state. Around Germany, small groups of youth form themselves into societies. Some just to listen and dance to banned music and be with like-minded teenagers. One such group were The Edelweiss Pirates, a group who found the courage to say no, enough is enough and to stand up to the regime, knowing they might have a terrible price to pay for their convictions.
Beacon Actors are a new company of young local actors – they brought us their hugely successful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful in 2014.
This performance is programmed for schools as part of our Open Door funded schools outreach project. Seating is unallocated, but schools will be given priority when booking. Open Door is part of Creative Communities – an outreach programme led by Square Chapel in partnership with verd de gris Ltd and Orange Box young people’s centre; it is supported with funding from The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
For Year 6 + (please contact us to discuss content and suitability for your group)
To make a schools booking please contact our box office on 01422 349422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org