The Dolphin Crossing: Ustinov Studio, Bath
The Dolphin Crossing
Ustinov Studio, Bath
A moving story of two teenage boys' involvement in WW2 set during May 1940, brilliantly adapted and directed by Ed Viney from Jill Paton-Walsh's novel.
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Our introduction to the two boys starts in an outbuilding of a country estate as the priviledged John meets London evacuee Pat. Their backgrounds are so very different yet soon discover they are united through both having fathers fighting the war. Actors Joe Johnson and Nik Howden shine as they delight in the childish sides of the boys, complete with gangly limbs and naive views on the world. We watch them evolve into men as they decide to journey overseas to Dunkirk in John's small boat, The Blue Dolphin. As British troops retreated from Hitler's possession of Europe, the boys aim to rescue the thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches. The actors moved seamlessly from portraying naive young men to other characters such as an old seaman, a midwife and German navy men launching missiles with utter inhabitation and truth.
The Ustinov was transformed from shore to boat with wonderful staging using ladders and table legs, plus great sound effects including Winston Churchill's moving broadcasts and Tim Piggot-Smith beautifully playing the voice of older John.
Bristol based Blue Brook Productions have brought this amazing story wonderfully to life, based on true events of a 14 year old and his tiny boat. A moving reminder of young bravery, brilliantly done. On until Saturday 2nd Feb and then deserves to be transferred to London.