By Kieran Knowles
A story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times
Set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz, Operation
Crucible is the story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times.
On the 12 December 1940, more than six hundred people lost
their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germanys Luftwaffe.
Their objective? Wiping Sheffields world famous steel works the heartland of
Britains munitions manufacturing clean off the map. The ruthless attack left
Sheffield in ruins destroying families, shattering a way of life, and
changing the city forever.
At 11.44pm on the night of the raid, a single bomb reduced
the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square, from seven storeys
to just fifteen feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotels
cellars withstood the blast. Within it, trapped, were four men. This is their
story, from beginning to end.
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This tour is presented by house.
|Date:||Tuesday 18 October 2016|
|Venue:||The Quarry Theatre|
|Cost:||£12 (£10 concessions)|
|Running Time:||80mins (no interval)|
|Age Suitability:||12 yrs +|