Tale of determination

PUBLISHED: 14:44 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:44 25 January 2013

The Dolphin Crossing

The Dolphin Crossing


A THRILLING story of two boys determined to help the British war effort visits the Ustinov Studio at the Bath Theatre Royal next week.

It is 1940 and the British army is on the brink of disaster.

Two boys, with the aid of their motorboat Dolphin, join several destroyers, half a dozen trawlers and a great swarm of tiny boats, to cross the English Channel and rescue the stranded British Army.

These plucky heroes will need a lot of Dunkirk spirit and a lot of luck to make it back alive.

Vivid characters, thrilling battle-action sequences and powerful story-telling combine to bring to the stage the tale of a remarkable friendship in the midst of the dramatic rescue of thousands of soldiers.

The impending doom of the war is marked with a constant soundscape of planes and bombs and the audience is placed firmly in the middle of the action.

Jill Paton Walsh’s classic novel The Dolphin Crossing has been skilfully adapted for the stage and directed by Ed Viney, and stars Nik Howden and Joe Jameson, as the two boys, Pat and John.

The production will take to the stage in Bath from Wednesday until February 2.

Tickets, priced £10-13, are available on 01225 448844 or from www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov

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