Written by Steve Darlow
Costume Design by Anne Thomson
Choreography by Auriole Wells
Lighting Design by Lyndon Baines
Musical Director Tim Cumper
Their Finest Hour takes us on a journey from the early days of survival during the desperate evacuation at Dunkirk, to the heroic Battle of Britain, the dark days of the Blitz, the escalation of the bomber offensive, the D-Day landings in Normandy and the final victory in Europe. Music from the era captures the emotion of the time; the hopes of those involved, the fight for freedom, and the sacrifice made. On 18 June 1940, when Britain stood alone, Winston Churchill spoke to the House of Commons of the danger ahead, closing with a final call to the nation and her Allies. 'Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’ This is the story of those who gave Their Finest Hour.
"With a small cast of 9 actors, portraying over 100 roles, with their own storytelling, I have to say I was truly moved and at times quite choked up listening to their incredible accounts and experiences. I watched other members of the audience be taken on an incredible journey. The creative use of props e.g. torch lights to create the shadows of aircraft, chairs grouped together with actors portraying a flight mission, were only a few of the many other creative scenes I witnessed."
Angie Burns, Reviewer