Blitz!

 
Early 2014, we performed Lionel Bart's Blitz! See what our Opening Night audience thought of the show:
 
Blitz!

 

NMTC presented Lionel Bart's "Blitz!" over 28th - 31st of May 2014 in the Cripps Hall Theatre, Northampton School for Boys.

 


 

"Blitz!" is Bart's follow up to the world-loved "Oliver!" and NMTC present it to commemorate 70 years since D-Day.

"Set in Petticoat Lane, London, during the Second World War; two rival market stall holders, the Jewish Mrs Blitztein and Cockney Alfred Locke have a feud with enough power to rival the war! Meanwhile, Carol and Georgie (their children), have fallen in love - just wait until their parent's find out!


The families of the street take daily shelter in Bank Underground station from the German air raids, and prepare to evacuate their young children to the country. Meanwhile the young men of the street are enjoying embarkation leave, before they head out to the front line; assuming that they all report for duty!


Can Carol and Georgie overcome the family feuds, and their own fears, to find each other; and will there ever be peace on Petticoat Lane?"

 


We supported ABF: The Soldiers' Charity through collections during our run. They look after soldiers and their families for life.

The charity was formed in 1946 when there was a need to look after the WW2 soldiers.

Unfortunately over the years, this need has not diminished; and indeed, it is now greater than ever.

While soldiers are in the army, they are well looked after. However there comes a time, maybe 10 or 15 years later, when the past catches up with them and not only do they need our help, but so do their families.

The Soldiers Charity helps soldiers and their families with many of the ordinary things in life, the small things that make an immense difference to them.

 

Cast List

MRS BLITZTEIN Becky Woodham
CAROL BLITZTEIN Lillian Thorn
HARRY BLITZTEIN Peter Thorn
ALFRED LOCKE Robert Laurie
GEORGIE LOCKE Ian Stark
ERNIE NEARMISS Keith Loynes
ELSIE Susie Lamb
MRS JOSEPHS Helen Loynes
PEG MURPHY Sam Pollitt
Supporting Roles
JOYCE MATTHEWS Alex Underwood
MRS MURPHY Geri Anderson
RACHEL BLITZTEIN Aimee Green
CISSY BLITZTEIN Jay Snedker
BUDDY BOY Richard Walker
MR JOSEPHS Andy Kempinski
MR MURPHY Mark Maryan
PING-HI Matthew Loynes
MR FINKELSTEIN Marcus Valentine
MR O’HARA Chris Willis 
MRS O’HARA Sue Roan
MARY O’HARA Helen Kennedy
MRS SMITH Dawn Hall
MRS HIGGINS Jayne Minter-Maryan
SCHOOL TEACHER Jo Pusey
POLICEMAN, TRAMP, STREET SWEEPER Martin McCarthy
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT Jame Bignell
COMPANY Suzie Bowley, Sally Whitestone, Vicki Leitner, Lucy Heeley

 

 Childrens' Cast

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