Barn Theatre Club presents

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And a Nightingale Sang

21st – 29th January 2011

A bittersweet love story that is ultimately uplifting.

Helen tells her story of falling in love with a soldier, set against the backdrop of how her working class family copes with life during World War II in Newcastle. We eavesdrop in on her memories of her own and her family’s preoccupations during a time of huge change, from the first air raids to VE Day. We watch as she faces the revelations that threaten to break her heart. Full of the songs of the period as the family work, play, love, laugh and worry their way through the War.


Tickets are on sale now for just £10.

Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Tuesday 25th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Director Yvana Reeves discusses mixing WWII music with a lame woman’s memories.
  • Wednesday 26th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Dr. Cindy Lawford considers C. P. Taylor and his Newcastle.
  • Thursday 27th after the performance
    Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Part of the Barn’s 2010-2011 Season.

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