“The Austerity Games” by Tell Tale Theatre

Set on the eve of the 1948 Olympic Games in London, the play follows the story of old Martha Britt. Triggered by a visitation from the ghost of her husband Victor who died in the Blitz in Coventry, she embarks on a Dickensian inspired journey through time to discover the true meaning of the Olympic Spirit.

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Date(s) - 19/07/2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Blue Orange Theatre

Austerity Games


Beleaguered Britain is recovering from the Blitz, austerity measures are in full force across the country and there is a heat wave on the way. But old Martha Britt wants to bake a cake and there are no eggs to be found. To make matters worse it is the eve of the 1948 Olympic Games and she cannot abide sport. Can a posthumous visit from her late husband and the ghosts of the games past, present and yet to come convince her to save the Olympic spirit and herself?
Tell Tale blend a theatrical triathlon of physical storytelling, British wit and slapstick with a dash of Dickens to bring you the sportiest play you’ll ever see. Pip, Pip!


‘Uplifting drama of Post War UK with an important message about community spirit… Beautifully scripted….It is not surprising that this is an award-winning show’ (Stratford Herald)


Performances on Tues 19th & Thurs 28th July, 7pm.


Tickets £8 (£6 concessions). To book click here.


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