mediaposted on 18.12.2020, 10:53 by Max Kinnings
Wireless Operator, The Edinburgh Fringe, August 2019
Wireless Operator premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 and tells the gripping story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WW2. The play is told through the eyes and ears of the wireless operator. Confined in the claustrophobic aircraft the young crew struggle to survive. They avoid searchlights and flak; witness fellow airmen blown out of the sky and plunge into zero gravity corkscrew manoeuvres to evade enemy aircraft. As they unleash their deadly cargo onto the city below, the wireless operator agonises about the real cost of their mission. The play reveals the triggers to the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived.
Distributions rights have been granted by Director, Bob Baldwin.