The Silver Sword

Special announcement time!

I have recently been cast in a brand new musical adaptation of Ian Serrallier’s WW2 classic children’s novel ‘The Silver Sword’. We will be opening at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry (who are co-producing with Sell A Door) and we will be heading off around the UK on a short tour. It’s a great family friendly show with actors forming an Eastern European style band on stage, animal puppetry and yours truly giving her best stab at an RP accent, playing Ruth.

The official synopsis:

“Join Ruth, Edek and Bronia in this gripping tale of hope against all the odds – as they meet 14 year old Jan – who, years before, had been given the family’s precious Silver Sword by their father as proof he is alive. This is when the true adventure begins, crossing the paths of people from every nation and animals such as Jimpy the cockerel, Bistro the chimpanzee and Ludwig the dog.

Explore the way in which the Balicki family is torn apart by the Germans from their home in Warsaw, Poland, in 1940, and how they succeed in reuniting themselves in Switzerland at the end of the war. Will they reach Switzerland? Well they have the Silver Sword and that’s all the faith they need.

The Silver Sword was named as one of the top 50 children’s books of all time in The Times.”

See more information

Our tour dates and locations are below. It would be fab if you could make it along. Do pop me a tweet if you make it @rachelflynn7:

The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 26 September 2015 – 3 October 2015

Adam Smith Theatre, Fife 6 October 2015 – 7 October 2015

Fairfield Halls, Croyden 9 October 2015 – 10 October 2015

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth 19 October 2015 – 21 October 2015

Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham 22 October 2015 – 24 October 2015

Northcott Theatre, Exeter 27 October 2015 – 31 October 2015

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 2 November 2015 – 4 November 2015

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton 5 November 2015 – 7 November 2015

Links to book tickets here

As of tomorrow, I will be blogging my Silver Sword journey from start to end with all the inside banter and lessons I learn along the way. I’m sure it’ll be lots of fun and I can’t wait to get started!

Flynn x

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