Paradise Street by Caroline Bryant at St John's Crypt


Futures Theatre Company presents Paradise Street, written & directed by Caroline Bryant, at St John’s Crypt, under St John's Church at Waterloo, from 12 to 17 July 2012, as part of the Waterloo Festival.

Women who lived in Waterloo during the War have shared their stories of how they managed the fallout of the Blitz. Another night of bombing brings the local community together. As new friends are made amidst the shared laughter, struggles and pain we follow the stories of June and Nell. These young, spirited women set out on their own journeys of self-discovery, where planned and measured futures are momentarily forgotten in the turmoil of sexual liberation and destruction. Circumstances are forever changed in this story of happiness and betrayal.

In the hidden Crypt under St John’s Church, Paradise Street unfolds. Used as an air raid shelter and then place of worship when the Church was bombed during World War II, the undeveloped and atmospheric Crypt now becomes the performance space for Paradise Street.

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