Actors revive Warrington war stories to mark VJ Day

Organisations and charities across Warrington are coming together to celebrate the town’s past, present and future in a collaborative project called The Time Machine. 

Part of this exciting new project is The VJ Monologues, a series of short dramatisations directly inspired by recorded histories from actual Warrington residents on their own experiences of World War Two. 

Discovered in the archives of Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, and brought to life by playwright Alexandra Keelan and creative company Ludovico, the intention is to highlight the people of World War Two in a more relatable and human way, providing additional insight and education for future generations. 

  1. Doreen and Yvonne

Doreen – Played by Jess Ratcliffe

Yvonne – Played by Naomi Taffler


2. Teresa

Teresa – Played by Pegeen Murphy


3. Nat Bookbinder

Nat Bookbinder – Played by David Gregan-Jones

4. G.I Glenn

G.I Glenn – Played by Rob Ward


Produced by Ludovico in association with Culture Warrington, Warrington Museum and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. With special thanks to Walton Hall and Warrington Borough Council.

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