On the night of March the 10th 1945, seventy German Prisoners of War escaped from Camp 198 in Bridgend.
It was the biggest escape attempt by German POWs in Britain during the Second World War. The whole community play a part in the hunt for the POWs including four children, who armed with sticks and catapults set about capturing the Gerries!
“It’s what we’ve been waiting for... something exciting!”
But their excitement is short lived however when they discover a much darker secret!
Once again Theatr na nÓg will introduce your students to the lives of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.This experience of live theatre will enthral and enthuse a young audience. In addition to the performance, and in collaboration with Swansea Museum and The National Waterfront Museum, the children will participate in activities to discover the true reality of living during the Second World War. Each class will also receive a collection of digital materials with images and sound archive that enabled us to create the show. It is guaranteed to be an inspirational day of learning for all.
“Coming to see your show is the best thing we do with our kids all year.”
Plasmarl Primary Swansea