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Sadly, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020 has been cancelled.

We were to be taking Wireless Operator back to Edinburgh to play in a larger venue, Pleasance King Dome, with a slightly longer version of the script and from there launching a UK tour.

UK tour to continue

We therefore plan to embark on the UK tour directly in September (again coronavirus permitting) and then return to Edinburgh for the 2021 Fringe.

New designers added to the Wireless Operator creative team

We are delighted to welcome two world renowned designers – John Leonard (sound) and Ben Ormerod (lighting) to creatively develop the production.

 


Wireless Operator tells the gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WW2.

This compelling play is told through the eyes and ears of the wireless operator. Confined in the claustrophobic aircraft the young crew struggle to survive. They avoid searchlights and flak; witness fellow airmen blown out of the sky and plunge into zero gravity corkscrew manoeuvres to evade enemy aircraft.

As they unleash their deadly cargo onto the city below, the wireless operator agonises about the real cost of their mission.

The play reveals the triggers to the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived.

Thomas Dennis will recreate his role as John, the wireless operator, at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in the subsequent UK tour.

Recent work includes the lead in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

 


 

Most recent performances

Pleasance Theatre, Islington.

Performances: Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16 November at 7.45pm.
Matinee: Friday 15 November at 4pm.

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