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Leave Hitler to me lad
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Duckegg Theatre Company is bringing its new family musical, Leave Hitler To Me, Lad to the Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough.

And the Standard has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.

Penned by award winning playwright Haley Cox and LA composer Ben Pringle, whose previous credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and designed by the critically acclaimed Barney George the show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Based on a true story, Leave Hitler To Me, Lad tells the untold tale of a lost generation of children in the aftermath of World War Two. 

 Brian’s Dad is a war hero and he’s coming home any day.  He’s been coming home for seven years. It’s 1952 and the country is rebuilding itself.  King George is dead and rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay.  

Brian builds his own little family at the school with his rabbit Pandy, friends Gladys, an orphan, George, who doesn’t know where his parents are either and Mr Bill his welfare officer.  Then there is Miss Bates, the headmistress of Great Stony who rules the school with an iron fist.

 The children look forward to sports day - a day off Bates’ rules and sanctions.  However, heads turn when a glamorous teenager appears to unravel the past and reveal a shocking secret that will turn Brian’s world upside down, forever.

The production is based on the real experiences of Haley Cox’s father and his school friends during their time at Great Stony residential school during and after World War Two.  

Leave Hitler To Me Lad is at the Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough on Thursday 20th February. Tickets, priced at £10 and £8, are available on 01427 676655.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question. Q) In what year is the musical set?

Mark your answers Leave Hitler To Me Lad competition and send, with a name and contact number, to Gainsborough Standard, Britannia House, Marshall’s Yard, DN21 2NA or email by the closing date of Friday 14th January.