The London-based New Actors Company is a relatively new theatre company who aim at producing an educating and informative theatre. Having had success with their first two productions in London, they informed us about their forthcoming third play called ‘Out Of The Sun’, which is currently in the early stages of production.
‘Out of the Sun’ will mark and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The screenplay is based around four RAF spitfire fighter pilots during the Second World War:
“The long, hot summer of 1940. On an airfield somewhere in southern England four young Spitfire pilots sit on the parched grass outside their Dispersal Hut waiting for the ring of the field telephone that will ‘scramble’ them into the skies – and combat.
‘Desperate Dan’ Anderson, Edward ‘Weaver’ Whyte, Jonathan ‘Joker’ James – all of them ‘veterans’ by the age of 21 – and Pilot Officer Young, a fresh-faced ‘sprog’, new on Squadron that morning. How will they fare between dawn and dusk? How will they fill the quiet moments between the battles up in thin air?
Today, growing old may seem a simple fact of life, but in the summer of 1940 it was a privilege that had to be earned…”
Excerpt from the screenplay
The premiere of ‘Out Of The Sun’ is planned in London later this year. More details to follow.
The New Actors Company’s website can be found at www.newactorscompany.com