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Somewhere in England

Wed 9 Mar 2016 - Sat 4 Jun 2016
  • Age Guidance:12+
  • Duration:2 hrs approx.

The wartime story of the 8th US Army Force

“I always thought I wanted to be with someone who was the same as me. Then you came along. Make my world bigger…please?”

Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history – a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.

Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.

Somewhere in England is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Eighth In The East project.

An eloquent historical drama which speaks directly to Britain today, where prejudiceand mistrust persist alongside liberal multiculturalism.

The Reviews Hub

An excellent take on how love doesn’t always conquer all.

The Guardian

Thrilling...Nathanael Campbell is already a name to watch.

Libby Purves, Theatre Cat

Georgia Brown

Grace Osborn

Joshua Hayes

Nathanael Campbell


Polly Wiseman


Gari Jones


Ryan Laight

Assistant Director

Tom Fox