Stiltskin proudly present…
On Wednesday 6th November 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30am.
An experience you won’t forget!
Your children will be evacuated to our welfare centre, where they will meet Sid and Nancy, our two WW2 characters; who will transport them back in time to life during the war years. We suggest that children have a go at dressing up in 1940’s style clothing and wear a tag with things they like/don’t like and what they can do to help around the home for their evacuation family to see.
* Sitting inside an Anderson shelter, which is housed inside the theatre.
* A performed story about one night in Devonport during an air raid.
* Drama sessions creating performance poetry in groups and performing them to the class.
* Hot cocoa and a sing song.
* Looking at rations and how much each family was expected to live on during a week.
* Film footage of the Plymouth air raids.
The World War II experience with Stiltskin arts is based in the Soapbox Children’s Theatre in Devonport Park. The theatre was originally built as a WW2 Mustard Gas Decontamination Unit. There were 5 similar buildings built across Plymouth, ours is the only one that remains. Therefore, your class will be visiting an original utilitarian building from WW2. Devonport Park was a hive of activity during WW2. American and Canadian forces were based outside the theatre and were said to use it as a shower block. Devonport as well as Plymouth was heavily bombed during the war.