SONG OF THE SYTCH
A new play by Deborah McAndrew
Directed by Conrad Nelson
Musical Director, Ashley Thompson
Produced October 2023
The Dipping House, Spode Works, Stoke.
Featuring COR BACH - Midlands Choir of the Year 2022
A prequel to Dirty Laundry and Hot Lane, this is the third play in what has become 'The Warham Trilogy'
September 1938. Neville Chamberlain has averted another catastrophic conflict in Europe, but there isn’t much peace at The Pelican – a pub in a poor part of Stoke-on-Trent known as The Sytch.
A Male Voice Choir practices in the back room, dirty deals are done in the cellar beneath, subversive ideas take root, and forbidden love is kindling. But secrets can’t stay hidden forever, and outside the world hurtles to the brink of war once more.
Lovingly realised evocation of an intriguing period in British history.
You come to feel that these are real people that you know…
A superb script… hits the top notes!
Photos by Andrew Billington