After it’s critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Run, Dots and Dashes: A Bletchley Park Musical is heading to London, and will run at The Space 3rd – 14th January 2023.
Dots and Dashes: A Bletchley Park Musical is a story centred around the lives of six women working at Bletchley Park during World War Two. A story of love, loss, secrets and the sacrifices these women made to save millions of lives and silently fight a war behind closed doors. A musical ode to the unsung heroes of World War Two, Dots and Dashes is an empowerment of women from then to now.
With West End Musicals massively lacking in female creative teams, this ground-breaking musical is smashing through the boundaries of feminist musical theatre. Just 3 of the 118 musicals on the West End between 2007 and 2017 were written by an all-female team, Dots and Dashes is passionate about changing this narrative and reinforcing the importance of women in the creation of musical theatre. The show takes the male dominated narrative of World War 2 and retells it from a woman’s perspective. An all-female team from design to script to musical composition, this show is a celebration of women from the past to present day.
“A thoughtfully written musical that gives voices to the brave women who not only helped win the war but had to stay silent about what they were doing. Dots and Dashes is a heart-warming musical with an important message at its core.” – Theatre Weekly
The show has a cast of six consisting of Lisa Hazel-White; Tabitha Radcliffe; Katie Damer; Charlotte Fenning; Amber-May Hutton and Martha Morris, who make up ChopLogic Productions. It is entirely self-composed by the 6 women, all of whom believe the show is, at its roots, ‘a huge celebration of women, which will be received as an exciting and progressive piece of new work that gives a voice to women everywhere’.
Dots and Dashes: A Bletchley Park Musical is performing at The Space, London 3rd-14th January.