It is 1940. Millions of children from cities across the UK are being taken from their families and evacuated to escape German bombs. No one has any idea where they are going or who will take them in.
The intensely moving musical by Terence Frisby, based on his award-winning BBC radio play, tells the story of two of them, Terry and Jack, aged seven and eleven. They are sent from their parents in south-east London to a tiny village in Cornwall, where they spend the next four years.
Full of surprising humour and memorable songs, this is a unique portrait of an extraordinary time in British history.
“Enchanting, profoundly moving and delightful,” Charles Spencer, the Telegraph.
Starring John Owen-Jones (Les Mis), Katy Secombe (Les Mis), Rosie Cavaliero (Wurzel Gummidge), Marcia Warren (The Crown), Evelyn Hoskins, Ian Virgo, James Clyde, Peter Temple and others.
Adapted, directed and produced by Dominic Frisby.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Craxton Hall, ID Audio, Temple Music Studios and Dominic’s house.
With music and lyrics by Martin Wheatley, Gordon Clyde, Dominic Frisby and others.