There Was No Birdsong

Uranium 235 1951In 1947, Joan Littlewood‘s Theatre Workshop took Ewan MacColl‘s anti nuclear play ‘Uranium 235‘ on a tour of Germany. While they were there, the tour organisers – the services entertainment corps – ensured that they became history’s witnesses. In this short documentary, two of Joan’s group, Maggie Bury & Jean Newlove recount their experiences of that time.

Maggie & Jean witnessed the immediate aftermath of WWII.  In these times, when the far right is rising we must be willing to learn from history.

Here is a link to the short documentary:

There Was No Birdsong





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I find myself constantly inspired by the work & legacy of Joan Littlewood. All the best people have an MI5 file!

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