The Secret Listener coming to
- The Theatre Royal Plymouth 24/25th July
- the Regimental Museum Bodmin 12th October @ 2pm
- the Old Library Bodmin 12th October @ 7.30pm
- [tickets for the Bodmin shows from the Old Library Bodmin box office]
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Just before the war a solitary woman lived in a rural hamlet in North Devon, she never went out and had her groceries delivered.
People say she had been a violinist in the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra and also worked for MI6 in some capacity.
She was so mysterious that local people thought she was an enemy spy – the delivery boy had seen a gun on her dining table.
The story of Olive Myler [who was a voluntary interceptor] was passed down aurally via gossip, or mentioned in newspaper articles, it has no neatly tied up ending, no answers, only potential for real drama. The story of a quiet rural life on the surface that hides a wealth of intelligence and intrigue on a national scale. It makes us question who our neighbours really are and what they may be hiding.
There will also be a podcast associated with the performance, we are looking for stories of other voluntary interceptors and people’s hidden wartime stories.
Supported using public funding from Arts Council England, and a Development Grant from the South West Creative Technology Network
With support and development from the Theatre Royal Plymouth
and support from these organisations, the Radio Society of GB; Plymouth Community Homes; intoBodmin at the Old Library, Bodmin