Dusk on the 14th November 1940 in Coventry UK was just like any other chilly evening during the early stages of the Second World War. Then came the air-raids. Hitler had decided to blitz Coventry with bombs. He hoped to devastate the city and in doing so, break the morale of the British people. He devastated the city all right, but he soon found the Brits then were made of sterner stuff.
My short play Not Tiggerty Boo Tonight commemorates the Coventry Blitz through the eyes of a teenage girl who set off for the cinema that night, only for the cinema to be bombed. The play is being read at one of the theatres in Coventry on Friday 11th November (Armistice Day).
Also being read is a short play, Dancing Cheek to Cheek, which gives a picture of the life of ordinary people in 1939. They were still feeling the effects the First World War whilst harbouring a growing expectation of another war.
So, if you’re in Coventry, and have the time, why not pop along to the Criterion Theatre, Earlsdon, Coventry? The plays start at 7.30pm, with the bar open from 7pm. Free admission.
If you can’t make it, but would like a copy of either script, you are welcome to send me a personal message, giving your email address, via Facebook:
Brief details of these two plays, and others, appear on another page on this blog, as does information about my published stories and novels. Look out for bargains! The anthology Festive Treats which contains a story I wrote (Mary’s Christmas) is currently free. The YA novel, Girl Friends, will be free to download on the 15th and 16th of November, and the YA novel, And Alex Still Has Acne, will be free to download on the 6th and 7th of December. All excellent virtual stocking fillers!!!