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Operation Crucible
On from 20 Oct 2016 till 20 Oct 2016
artsdepot
by artsdepot
Genre(s): New Writing

Tickets: £13 / (£11 concessions)

About: Operation Crucible

Set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz, Operation Crucible is the story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times.

On the 12 December 1940, more than six hundred people lost their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germany's Luftwaffe. Their objective? Wiping Sheffield’s world famous steel works – the heartland of Britain’s munitions manufacturing – clean off the map. The ruthless attack left Sheffield in ruins – destroying families, shattering a way of life, and changing the city forever.

At 11.44pm on the night of the raid, a single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square, from seven storeys to just fifteen feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel’s cellars withstood the blast. Within it, trapped, were four men. This is their story, from beginning to end.

Age Guidance: 12+

Presented by house

Box office: 020 8369 5454
Website: http://www.artsdepot.co.uk/theatre/operation-crucible

artsdepot
5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
North Finchley
London
N12 0GA

Reviews

“Kieran Knowles’ sharp script and Bryony Shanahan’s dynamic, textured production blast onto the Finborough’s intimate stage, communicating the historic tragedy of the Sheffield Blitz while also serving as a fond tribute to the spirit of the city.” ★★★★ Time Out

“A remarkable first play… that vividly evokes both the terrors of wartime bombing and Sheffield’s capacity for survival.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“A taut, atmospheric study of masculinity, pressure and pride…A uniformly compelling ensemble, vibrant and vital as our gang of boys, turned men.” ★★★★ The Times

“The powerful narrative is confidently told and the simple structure and verbatim style delivers 80 minutes of visceral drama.” ★★★★ Stage Review

I came out of Operation Crucible emotionally exhausted and silenced, my heart still jumping, eyes still leaking and giggles still forming. Undoubtedly worth a watch." A Younger Theatre

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