Bletchley Girls - A radio play By Lou Beckett

Bletchley Girls

All three episodes of Bletchley Girls are now available to listen to via the Jenny Wren Productions You Tube Channel, just click on the links below:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

We are delighted to be working once again with Jenny Wren Productions following our partnership to bring Coram Boy to the Cathedral in 2019.  This year, Jenny Wren Productions have worked with local playwright Lou Beckett to bring audiences a brand new play.  Bletchley Girls was written as a stage play and was due to be performed in spring 2020 at a number of festivals and venues around Gloucestershire, with accompanying coding workshops. However, Covid-19 changed these plans! The creative team behind the play have risen to the challenge and adapted the play as an audio performance.

The finished product was premiered as part of Gloucester History Festival alongside a special schools coding workshop and free community resource.

Jenny Wren Productions presents:

BLETCHLEY GIRLS

A radio play

By Lou Beckett

“Germany is winning the war, England’s being bombed into oblivion… and MI6 is depending on a small team of girls working in a freezing hut in the English countryside to break Germany’s most secret code.”

Inside Bletchley Park, Dilly Knox enlists a small team of young women to crack some of the enemy’s toughest codes. Whilst Margaret Rock is a trained statistician, the newest recruit is Mavis Lever, 19 years old and a student of German romantic poetry. A friendship develops between this unlikely pair as pressure mounts on them to decipher intercepts which will impact the course of the war. It’s a phenomenal task - “We must know what Hitler knows” - and they work against the clock – and the odds. But it’s not all night shifts and Enigma machines; there are dances, pranks, and even a touch of romance.

Jenny Wren Productions presents the untold true story of two female code-breakers at Bletchley Park at the height of World War II in this brand new radio drama.

 


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