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The Arandora Star
By Geinor Styles by Mali Tudno Jones

In partnership with Swansea Museum, National Waterfront Museum and Technocamps

When Italy entered the war in the summer of 1940, Italians living in Wales and the rest of the UK were branded as enemy aliens.

On the 1st of July 1940, The Arandora Star, mistaken for a troop ship, is torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland, and sunk with 446 Italian men’s lives lost.

Our play, The Arandora Star, tells the emotional story of Lina as she struggles to cope with the loss of her father, Guido and how she and her mother, Carmella survive in a time of war and prejudice.

The Arandora Star is a true story and will explore the life of Italians living and working in Wales during World War 2 and follows Lina’s quest for her father and the truth.

This play highlights the issues of immigration and integration.

Perfect for Year 5 upwards

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