It’s the start of the Blitz, and while the East End poor are relentlessly bombed, the richest in society enjoy the protection of ‘luxury’ bomb-proof bunkers. Matt Morrison’s play is based on the extraordinary night when The Savoy Hotel was invaded by those protesting against the inequality of suffering at a time of national crisis.
The Shelter is about class, money and political power – all as relevant today as they were in 1940 – and has been researched and developed in collaboration with students on our Three Year Acting Course as part of LAMDA’s New Writing Programme.
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