The Night Witches
Friday 3rd April 7.30pm
Saturday 4 April 2.30 + 7.30pm
This show is £Pay What You Feel
We recommend reserving your space in advance by contacting 0191 224 5604 // [email protected]
SA Productions presents ‘The Night Witches’
Written by Steve Byron (Floorboards – winner of ‘Best new play’ by the British Theatre Guide, Walter)
Directed by Katy Weir (When the Boat Comes In, National Youth Theatre)
Starring Christina Berriman (The Magdalene Sisters, George Gently, Key Change, Dolly Mixtures) and Paula Penman (Donna Disco – winner of Wimbledon Theatre’s ‘Best of the Fringe’, Emmerdale, Car Trouble – Channel 4 ‘Just For Laughs’ Best Actress Award in 2009), alongside emerging new north east talent Lucy Davis, Elise Graham and Rebecca Smith.
When Adolf Hitler’s forces invaded The Soviet Union during the second world war. A small and determined group brave women determined to protect their Motherland came together to form the 588th Night Bomber regiment. Against all odds and not taken seriously by their male counterparts, they soon became famous as a ferocious force to be reckoned with and feared by their enemies who named them The Night Witches.
This original story based on historic facts follows the journey of three brave women from contrasting backgrounds coming together for a common cause. It follows their trials and triumphs their lives and their loves and how their strength and bravery had a huge impact on not only on claiming back their Motherland but pushing enemy into retreat and bringing an end to one of history’s greatest wars.