After a successful run as part of 59E59's 2018 'Brits Off Broadway' series, this drama about four ordinary men who survive the Sheffield Blitz of World War II, returns Off Broadway. More…
"Operation Crucible" (code named by the Germans referring to its unique 18th century steelmaking) is based on the true story of the December 12, 1940 bombing of the Marples Hotel in the industrial city of Sheffield. It took only one German bomb to decimate the seven-story hotel into mere rubble. Unbelievably, four men survived the attack, only to be trapped in one of the hotel’s remaining and intact cellars. "Operation Crucible" is their story.
See it if you like intimate period pieces on WWII, if you're interested in Ireland's history, if you are ok with minimalist setting
Don't see it if If you don't respond well to banalities. The show, while cleverly staged and beautifully played out, essentially is quite trite.
See it if Excellent acting, very well choreographed, staging, lighting, sound all top notch but...
Don't see it if Dull dialogue, predictable situations,stock characters.Felt like I was stuck in a bomb shelter w/4 boring guys for 80 mins-minus the drama.
See it if Four talented actors in a play set during the WW II bombing are trapped in a basement hotel. The writing feels predictable and familiar.
Don't see it if Diming the lights on stage can put the audience to sleep if there is nothing exciting in the dark, no matter how engaging the actors are.
See it if British historical dramas with little action and boring dialogue by 4 actors who try their best is your thing.
Don't see it if You value your time and would rather not be subjected to long periods of darkness and actors screaming at the tops of their lungs.
See it if You like small productions, minimalistic staging, good use of lights & sound to spark your imagination. Requires much concentration
Don't see it if You want a linear story - story jumped around & already difficult to follow due to accents. Had to concentrate too hard on dialogue