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Vive la Résistance

“Perhaps this is a bedtime story. But I cannot sleep. I’m waiting for the post.” To one hand, a dinner table. To the other, the war. Four Allied soldiers discover dark secrets about the cause they’ve fought for.


Wednesday 18 March - Saturday 21 March 2015


Bedlam Theatre


£6.00 / £5.50 / £5.00


Ian Culleton


The Nazis bear ever closer as five allied soldiers sit down to a civilised meal. A young girl watches, over and over. A terrible secret waits in the trembling hands of a farmer’s wife. There are no allies left on this earth.

Following the immense success of his piece Grim, Ian Culleton’s Vive la Résistance is far removed from the world of fairytales. Set in soon-to-be-liberated Vichy France, the show follows an evening spent with five allied soldiers through the eyes of Marie, a 16-year old victim of the true horrors of war. In the face of Nazi invasion, double-crossing informants and savage guerilla warfare, Vive la Résistance asks what it means to be ‘un homme bon’, in a world ravaged by war.

Cast and Crew


Assistant Director Joe Christie

Co-Director Julia Carstairs

Co-Director Maddie Haynes

Col. Geoffrey Bentam Adam Butler

Costume Kaylee Gannaway

Lighting Operator Laura McGugan

Mad Jack Jacob Close

Maj. William Digsby Macleod Stephen

Marie Sian Davies

Mme. Lefleur Leyla Doany

Producer Amanda Fleet

Sgt. Bo Freedman Finlay McAfee

Sgt. Ernest Feininger Taliah Horner

Sound Operator Sandra Colombo

Stage Manager Ian Culleton

Technical Manager Marina Johnson

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