The Shadow Factory

Howard Brenton(Nick Hern Books)

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Autumn 1940. The Battle of Britain rages.

Southampton is home to our only hope of victory: the Spitfire.

But, in one of many devastating raids on the town, the Luftwaffe destroy the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory.

The Government requisitions local businesses to use as shadow factories – but meets resistance.

Fred Dimmock won’t give up his family laundry for anyone.

As the Dimmocks, and other families, struggle to keep control of their lives and livelihoods, a story of chaos, courage and community spirit emerges.

Telling the remarkable story of how a city triumphed over adversity, <i>The Shadow Factory</i> opened Southampton’s brand-new theatre, NST City, in 2018, directed by Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ Director Samuel Hodges.

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