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The Great Escape

Auditorium - Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 18:00

A Gala Screening with Dan Snow on the 75th Anniversary


On the 75th anniversary of ‘The Great Escape’, historian and presenter Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring ‘The D-Day Darlings’ and special guests. The show will culminate with a gala screening of the re-released 1963 classic film.


Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge. Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger ‘Big X’ Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war films of all time. Even the famous Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. Running time 242m approximately (70m intro plus 172m film).

US 1963 John Sturges 172m


Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)


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