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Company number: 3724349

"Thinking big for a little venue"Time Out
"A prime and welcoming destination of imaginative theatre and performance"Fringe Report Awards 2009
"The wonderful Blue Elephant Theatre"Joanna Lumley (Patron)
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Theatre

Next show: Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Date
Friday 18 September

"It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

This rib-tickling new show for adults and families is from the creators of 'Winston On the Run' (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) and 'Dr Brown Because' (★★★★ The Times, The Sunday Times, Time Out).

Inspired by the 1942 pamphlet given to GIs on their way to Blighty, the show will take the audience back to the British home front, where two American officers have been charged with explaining British life to their recently arrived countrymen. The problem is, they’ve only just arrived themselves! Will the plucky team succeed in explaining the quirks and customs of everyday British life? Or will Hitler’s propaganda split the allies asunder? The future of the free world hangs in the balance.

Adapted with kind permission from the Bodleian Library's publication.Instructions for American Servicemen, 1942.
This is a free preview performance before Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain begins a national tour.

To book your free tickets please email boxoffice@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk or call us on 020 7701 0100.


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