A stage adaptation by Tom Morris and Emma Rice of Powell and Pressburger’s 1946 film of the same name starring David Niven.
On 2 May 1945, Squadron Leader Peter Carter, an RAF pilot, is flying a badly damaged and burning Lancaster bomber over the English Channel, after a mission over Germany. Carter is expecting to die, after ordering his crew to bail out, without revealing to them that his own parachute has been destroyed. The only radio operator receiving him is June, at a USAAF base on the coast of England. For a few minutes Carter converses with June, before jumping from the Lancaster without a parachute… Come and see what happens next!
Performances Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 25 – 28 November 2021. Tickets will be on sale soon from Upstairs At The Gatehouse