Latest News – April 2020

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020 Cancelled

Wireless Operator, the new longer and creatively developed production, was due to open at the Edinburgh Festival this year and then embark on a UK tour in the autumn.

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

UK Tour – Autumn 2020

We are still planning on the UK tour, starting in September. Keep an eye on the website and social media – we will announce tour dates as soon as we can.

Edinburgh 2021

Wireless Operator will touch down at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fringe next year!

Welcome to new members of the Creative Team!

We are delighted to welcome two world renowned designers – John Leonard (sound) and Ben Ormerod (lighting) to enhance the creative team. We also welcome Adam Jefferys as our company manager.

 


Wireless Operator tells the gripping 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. 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.

 


 

Production History

Wireless Operator premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 where it played to sold out houses, got fantastic reviews and really captivated audiences.

Out of 3,800 productions, Wireless Operator was selected to be part of Park Theatre’s Pick of The Fringe and The Pleasance London’s Best of Edinburgh season. It sold out at both.


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