Enter the lives of the wartime Swan Canaries at the Drill Hall

Swan Canaries is being performed at Lincoln Drill Hall this week
Swan Canaries is being performed at Lincoln Drill Hall this week
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The award-winning musical play Swan Canaries is at Lincoln Drill Hall this week.

Based on real events hidden for nearly a century, Arletty Theatre’s production takes you back to 1918, with songs from the era, comedy and physical theatre.

It is June 1918, and Polly Barton is starting work as a canary girl’ in Shell-filling Factory Number 6.

Her fiancé is at away fighting in the trenches and the hours are long – but the pay is excellent.

The workers settle in to a pattern of 12-hour shifts punctuated by songs and sporting events to raise morale.

They discover a new independence and self-reliance – until the terrible day the war comes to Chilwell.

The performance is on Thursday, November 3 at 7.30pm and tickets are £12, £10 and £8 on 01522 873894 or www.lincolndrillhall.com