The Brylcreem Boys (2008)

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Poster by Mark Davies

by Peter Durrant

Directed by Jenny Gammon

Performances: Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 August 2008, Prompt Corner, at 7.30pm

Double bill with Be My Baby


Not to be confused with the 1998 movie of the same name, this is about true events which happened to the playwright’s father when entering a RAF hospital ward in 1944. Young pilots of Lancaster aircraft, drawn from all over the Commonwealth, were recovering from a bombing mission and they relived their experiences in dramatic re-enactments. With both humorous and deeply touching moments, this drama brings the terror of flying on a bombing raid into enemy territory graphically to life on stage. Little do the ‘Boys’ know they are always under the watchful eye of the Ward Sister.




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