Following an acclaimed run at the Brits Off Broadway Festival, Kieran Knowles’ Operation Crucible will play a limited engagement at The Davenport Theatre.
Directed by Bryony Shanahan, performances will begin October 31 and continue through December 23.
The cast includes playwright Knowles (the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter’s Tale), Salvatore D’Aquilla (War Horse), Chris McCurry (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme), and James Wallwork (31 Hours).
Set during the height of the “blitz” during World War II, Operation Crucible is based on the December 12, 1940, bombing of the Marples Hotel in the industrial city of Sheffield, as one German bomb decimated the seven-story hotel. Four men survived the attack, only to be trapped in one of the hotel’s remaining and intact cellars.