Theatre Exchange: Waving Goodbye
An evacuee story
It is 31 August, 1939 and the people of London’s East End slowly learn their lives will never be the same again. Your children will join Harold, Maureen and Doris Berry, as they leave their parents and begin a new life as evacuees, sent to the seaside town of Worthing. Our class of evacuees will experience local hostility, loneliness, rationing and blackouts.
Back in London we see the parents left at home, Jeannie and Michael Berry and how they cope with the blitz and the trauma of family separation. Throughout this workshop, children will be in role and asked to engage and empathise with the characters they meet and incredible situations they face.