The Night Witches

The Night Witches
Friday, April 3, 2020 to Saturday, April 4, 2020


When Adolf Hitler’s forces invaded The Soviet Union during the second world war, a small group of brave women determined to protect their Motherland came together to form the 588th Night Bomber regiment. Against all odds and not taken seriously by their male counterparts, they soon became famous as a ferocious force to be reckoned with and feared by their enemies who named them The Night Witches.

This original story based on historic facts follows the journey of three brave women from contrasting backgrounds coming together for a common cause. It follows their trials and triumphs, their lives and their loves, and how their strength and bravery had a huge impact -not only on claiming back their Motherland - but by pushing the enemy into retreat and bringing an end to one of history’s greatest wars.

Written by 2017 & 2019 British Theatre Guide winner Steve Byron and under the expert direction of Katy Weir, experienced actors Paula Penman (Winner of Channel 4’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Best Actress award, Donna Disco, Rat Boy, Emmerdale, National Theatre and the RSC) and Christina Dawson (The Magdalene Sisters, George Gently, QDOS panto, Key Change, Dolly Mixtures, Gaslight on Grey Street) will perform with an exciting new cast from SA Performing Arts Centre.

This is a 'Pay what you feel' performance

Booking is not necessary but we suggest you reserve a space to guarantee entry

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Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.


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