Play directory : We'll Meet Again

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Gawen Robinson and Keith Dawson
  • Written
    1999
  • Setting
    British City
  • Overview
    Set just before the outbreak of World War 2, We'll Meet Again follows the exploits of a group of children as they learn new skills at school - donning gas masks, hearing sirens and being instructed in the safety of the air-raid shelters. At the outbreak of War, we see the children at the railway station making their tearful farewells before evacuation. All this takes place during what was known as the "phoney war" - a time when many parents felt that the threat of bombing had been exaggerated and by early 1940 most of children had returned to their homes. In Act Two, we meet the children back home, bored stiff . But then, as the bombs begin to fall, the decision is made that the children must once more be evacuated to somewhere safe. The musical ends on Armistice Day, 1945 when children and parents are re-united, closing the show with the title song "We'll Meet Again"