Private Resistance – Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles, the touring theatre that travels around East Anglia and beyond, is coming to the Cramphorn Theatre on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March with Private Resistance.

Written by Eastern Angles’ Artistic Director, Ivan Cutting, the play is an intriguing ‘what-if’ scenario centred around the lives of one East Anglian Family and how Britain would have coped with an enemy invasion.

It’s summer 1940. Britain is at war with Germany and the on-going conflict has thrown Diane Bowles’s life into turmoil. With her husband behind bars in a POW camp, Diane is left in charge of her teenage nephew Wilf, a keen boy scout eager to get one over on ‘Jerry’.

Out in the fields Diane’s brother-in-law has more ambitious ideas. His plan? To build a secret underground bunker manned by a small unit of men ready to wage guerrilla warfare in the event of enemy invasion. His first port of call… Frank Evans, a gamekeeper with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the local landscape.

When 19-year-old Prue, a recent recruit to the Auxiliary Territorial Service comes looking for lodgings, Diane welcomes the spirited young woman into her home. Soon the five villagers find themselves dealing with events and emotions they never thought they would have to face…

Tickets are £12.00 and concessions £10.50.To book tickets visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres or
call the Box Office on 01245 606505.