Our Finest Hour
Our Finest Hour
“I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”
Exeter, England. April 23rd, 1942.
In the midst of the second World War.
Germany’s Luftwaffe doubles their efforts to bomb key regions of England, a series of attacks known as the Baedeker raids. In response, the Royal Air Force of Britain dramatically improves their night fighter capability, but the number of casualties grow. The Luftwaffe raids result in over 1,500 British deaths and tens of thousands of destroyed building and homes.
Civilians band together to seek refuge in makeshift shelter cellars, basements, and concrete buildings. Seven individuals find safety in the basement of a family owned Tavern. With German bombers flying overhead, trapped in a small space, the seven have a long night ahead of them.
RFTC presents an all new, original musical! Don’t miss ‘Our Finest Hour’, opening August 2018!