Date(s) - 14/11/2020
On 14 November, Belgrade Theatre will show a film of Alan Pollock’s breathtaking Coventry Blitz drama, One Night in November, directed by Hamish Glen to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.
This play, proved to be one of their most successful productions. The film is from the last staging of the play, on the Belgrade’s Main Stage in 2013, starring Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife, Ghosts).
Katie Stanley is a headstrong 18 year old training to be a teacher. While awaiting the All Clear signal from an air raid warning, she encounters the stranded Michael, an Oxford tutor of Romantic Literature and Language at a railway station. It could be the beginning of a straightforward love story, but nothing is straightforward in wartime. Unknown to Katie, Michael has been forced to turn his linguistic skills to deciphering German codes at Bletchley Park. Katie lives with her family in Coventry, a city living under the threat of war. The Stanleys have no idea how terrible that threat is . . . but Michael does.
Following the story of one family’s harrowing experience of the Coventry Blitz, One Night in November examines the idea that Winston Churchill had advance warning of the attack – was Coventry sacrificed for the great good? Or to provoke and hasten America’s entry into the war?
Afternoon Tea served at 1.30pm, doors for the main stage open at 2pm and the screening starts at 2.30pm.