Idle Women - scenes and songs exploring the lives of women on the waterways in WWII.
A selection of scenes, songs and accounts of the lives of the 'Idle Women' who trained to operate boats on the Inland Waterways during the second world war - developed collaboratively with a group of local actors, musicians, songwriters and artists - we will be performing some of the scenes and music which has developed from our research.
We're thrilled to be performing on the houseboat Varda, in Shoreham-by-Sea. Varda is a one-hundred year old ferry which used to operate between Portsmouth and Gosport, since settling up in Shoreham it has been extended with coaches, fire engines and even an airplane. This special venue will be the backdrop of a magical evening of music and tales from the waterways answer to the land girls. The venue has a small bar serving drinks and snacks.
Varda is a houseboat with narrow and uneven walkways to access the performance space. Sadly the venue is not accessible, if you have mobility issues or other access needs, please get in touch with us to discuss.
Company Name: Busylizzies
Duration: 120 mins,60 mins
Lower Age Suitability: 12
Upper Age Suitability: +
Children under 2 welcome for free on the lap of a guardian
Venues: Houseboat VerdaAssistance Dogs Welcome
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