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- Starts: 23/06/2019 11:00 am
- Ends: 23/06/2019 12:00 am
D-Day on your door step…. at No 20.
Join Red Sauce Theatre and the Extras for a unique and quirky theatre performance that tells the human story of what really happened behind the closed doors of families in Portsmouth.
The play is an emotional, charismatic performance told through drama, music, art and video installation. The performance will take place in the The D-Day Story’s displays and the cast will deliver their own moving interpretation of the letters sent home to Portsmouth by Second World War soldiers. They hope that the play will bring you closer to the men and women involved and a greater understanding of the experiences they lived through.
Red Sauce Theatre group will be joined by the New Theatre Royal’s inclusive theatre company ‘Extras’. The group were inspired by objects in The D-Day Story’s collection and have been collaborating with the museum to carry out research to create the performance.
The performance is included in the admission price to the museum.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK commemorations for D-Day 75. There will be a host of events taking place from 5 to 9 June, including the UK’s national event on 5 June.
Bring your nostalgic D-Day and WW2 objects to the museum for identification by an expert panel of museum Curators. Throughout the day there will be talks by Curators from The Keep Military Museum and The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.
Join us to celebrate how Poland’s navy, army and air force helped ensure that D-Day and the allied invasion of mainland Europe was a success. In addition to an exciting programme of activities, an exhibition, in both English and Polish, will reveal wartime links between Poland and Portsmouth and the story of an amazing Polish spy codenamed Brutus.