Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Think of England! A play set in World War II about courage, bravery & swing dancing!!

Think of England

Two women on a mission to show you a good time!

Based on real events ‘Think of England’ is a rollicking new play about courage, bravery & swing dancing.


In the Summer of 1943, Bette and Vera travel the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. What the locals don’t know is that the dance is a cover for the girls’ real purpose; to send the men off to fight having experienced all of life’s pleasures…


Just like the women on whom the show is based AIAWTC will be travelling the country boosting morale with this heart-warming knees up. The audience will be invited to drink, dance, and raise a glass to good King George whilst watching this captivating drama about two women in WWII. 

Developed with  ‘Live & Local’ as part of their ‘Developing Artists in Rural Touring’ Scheme, the play has been supported by Arts Council England.


The Company

Local company ‘Anonymous Is a Woman Theatre Co’ are dedicated to bringing audiences high quality, engaging, theatrical experiences that tell the unheard stories of women throughout history and across the world. The company was set up by two graduates of the Drama Centre London as a reaction against the lack of female roles in the industry. Armed with aspirations of gender equality the company wish to tell her-story from history. One half of the founding pair, Leila Sykes, grew up in Malvern, where the company is based.  The company are dedicated to bringing their brand high-quality, innovative theatre to the region.


In Spring 2016 the company did a critically acclaimed run of ‘First Aid Nursing Yeomanry’ at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End after a midlands tour in 2015. Catch their new hit near you while you can!


Other Worcestershire Tour Dates

The Fleece Inn, Worcester, 8pm, Wednesday 9th Nov

Fairfield Village Hall, Worcestershire, 6:30pm, Sunday 13th Nov

St Michaels Village Hall, 7:30pm, Thursday 17th Nov

Please visit our website for ticketing info.


No comments: