There’s passion, courage and heartache when World War II drama Lotty’s War comes to Blackpool Grand this June ahead of a much-anticipated West End run.
Starring on-screen actors Ian Reddington (Coronation Street, EastEnders, Robin Hood) and Victoria Emslie (Downtown Abbey, The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl), this unique and mesmerising thriller is set in the enemy-occupied Channel Islands.
With the last boat to England gone, Lotty is living in close quarters with the enemy. As loyalties waver amidst the temptations of forbidden love and the politics of war, will Lotty dare to tread a passionate and dangerous path to save a friend?
Based on a true story, Lotty’s War is a fascinating glimpse into women’s personal battles amidst the backdrop of war. Written by Giuliano Crispini, the play was inspired by recently discovered diaries found in the vaults of Guernsey, opening up an overlooked aspect of World War II history and its implications for civilians.
A spokesperson for the Grand Theatre said, “Lotty’s War has received rave reviews, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the cast and crew to Blackpool. This is a story that we think will appeal to all ages thanks to its timeless topics of love and sacrifice, and we’re sure many of our regular drama lovers as well as new theatregoers will thoroughly enjoy watching this true story unfold.”
Lotty’s War runs at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June. Tickets are available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk or by calling 01253 290190.
Directed by Bruce Guthrie (National Theatre), Written by Giuliano Crispini, Adapted by Clare Slater
Set Design by Victoria Spearing (Bird Song), Sound Design by Mike Walker (Olivier Award Winner – Best Sound Design), Lighting Design by Elanor Higgins (Welsh National Opera), Movement by Lee Proud (Billy Elliott)
‘A must see show’ – Worcester Observer
‘Strikingly intelligent . . . Lotty’s War is fascinating!’ – TIME OUT
‘One of the most mesmerising, gripping and involving productions I have ever seen’ – British Theatre Guide
Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Weds & Sat Matinees 2pm
Audio Described performance Friday 17 June 7:30pm
Evenings £16 to £22
Concessions £2 off (evenings only)
Under 26s £12.50 (first 50 tickets, weekdays only; subject to availability)