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Italia 'n' Caledonia

Live theatre by Mike Maran Productions.
When Jul 01, 2011
from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Contact Name Richard Reeve
Contact Phone 842177
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Performed at The Fringe 2010 in venue 67 - a back room of Valvona & Crolla, Elm Row – The best trattoria/café in Edinburgh.”

The story centred around the events of June 1940 when Mussolini declared war on Britain.  There were riots in the streets in Scotland and many Italian businesses, including Valvona & Crolla, were smashed and looted.  Italians were arrested and deported as ‘enemy aliens’ and many perished when the prison ship taking them to Canada was sunk.  It is an important piece of social history and, despite the tragedy of the war years, an uplifting story about the successful relationship between Italians and Scots. Beautifully atmospheric.

 

Licensed bar. Raffle.

 

Tickets £10 from outlets and at door.

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