"The eyes of the world are upon you" General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
75 years ago, Eisenhower made his famous speech at Greenham Common to encourage allied soldiers in preparation for the D-Day landings. Commemorating the legacy of this extraordinary moment in our history on both a local and national scale, follow Eisenhower in the days leading up to this event, along with a company from the 101st Airborne Division stationed at Greenham and hear the stories of the local people of Newbury.
Audiences can expect to be taken back in time to experience the challenges and jubilance of war and to help them better understand how it affected those living on the air base and in the local area. Taking place at the recently extended 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space on Greenham Business Park, D-Day 75 will comprise interactive immersive performances from over 100 community performers, which will culminate in a celebratory tea dance led by a professional band of musicians.
Written by the Watermill Theatre’s playwright in residence Danielle Pearson and co-produced with Corn Exchange Newbury and Greenham Trust.
Tickets are available from Corn Exchange, Newbury, click here to book online or call the Box Office on 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s Access Charge).
Please note, this event takes place at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.
Directed by Georgie Staight
Young Company Director Emma Bradbury
Design by Isobel Nicolson
Lighting design by Guy Dickens
Sound design by Dinah Mullen
Video design by Louise Rhoades-Brown