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25th May 2010, 4:07pm
Critically-acclaimed wartime tale lands at LPAC
Bombers Moon A poignant tale of love, loss and faith, set against the background of Lincolnshire's wartime past, will touch down at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre this week.

Bomber's Moon is a critically-acclaimed co-production by the LPAC, based at the University of Lincoln, and the University of Nottingham's Lakeside Arts Centre.

Told through the unflinching eyes of Jimmy, an octogenarian misanthrope, the play is a love story which unravels a wartime miracle and a modern day tragedy, to reveal the true nature of faith.

With outstanding performances by Paul Greenwood and Tim Dantay, the production has already won a five-star review from What's On Stage. The Stage described it as "a masterpiece".

It is the second of The Southwell Trilogy by writer William Ivory, who is best known for his television and film work (Common As Muck, The Invisibles, The Sins, A Thing Called Love). The first instalment of the trilogy, The Retirement of Tom Stevens, also won great critical acclaim.

Bomber's Moon director Matt Aston said: "There are plenty of local references in the piece as the main protagonist, 84 year old Jimmy, recounts his wartime memories as a rear gunner in a Lancaster bomber while based at RAF Skellingthorpe. As he nears the end of his life the cantankerous and foul-mouthed Jimmy tells his new carer, David, of his fears - both past and present - and we discover that Jimmy might not be the only one who has demons he needs to face up to."

Bomber's Moon will be at the LPAC from Wednesday 26 May to Saturday 29 May. Performances start at 8pm with a 2pm Saturday matinee. Tickets cost 10 (7 concessions) and are available from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. They are also available by phoning 0844 888 4414 or visiting

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