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L for Lily

Short Play, Drama  /  7m

Steve Harper

"Brexwell Tower this is L for Lily, we are set for take off...Thank you tower, keep a light in the window for us. Right gentlemen, third star to the left and straight on
till morning”

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
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Summary
It is 1941 and “L for Lily” a Lancaster heavy bomber is on her 11th mission. All seven of her crew have their own fears and anxieties. Can Skipper the pilot complete the raid and get his crew safely home? The crew: Eric the nose gunner wants to end the war with a profit. Norman the flight engineer dreams of using his basic flight training to fly Lily home on a “wing and a prayer”. Joe the radio operator has been recommended for officer training, and worries about the youth and inexperience of his fellow crewmen. Arthur is just out of flight training, and this is his first mission. Taff is the mid-upper gunner. He may appear to be the clown of the crew, but there is a bit more to Taff than that. Finally, there is Tony in the rear turret with his movie-star good looks. Tony has a lot on his mind, he is in trouble, and he can’t even tell his friends why. So apart from that, the flack and the Luftwaffe, everything should be “Tickety Boo”. Bon Chance Lily.
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  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Features Period Costumes

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Steve Harper

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