Spitfire Girl, a new musical with book and lyrics by Steve Darlow and music by Glenn Tollett, tells the story of Jenny, her troubled journey of self-determination to become a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary in the Second World War, and her relationship with an RAF pilot called George. With the support of her aunt Joy, Jenny yearns to break away from the expectations of others, fly Spitfires, and find freedom, overcoming societal norms, chauvinism, and psychological challenges to reach her goals. Indeed, George has his own physical and mental struggles, which seriously threaten his relationship with Jenny. Friendships are made, and love is found, lost, and regained, set against the tragic consequences of total war.
Further details about Spitfire can be found on www.tollettanddarlow.com.
Below is a fantastic song teaser from the Spitfire musical with video from Laura Pitt-Pulford, Louise Dearman, Ellie Nunn and Ian McIntosh, and vocals from Caroline Deverill, Sam Oladeinde, Laura Tyrer, Steve Serlin, and Matt Mella.
In September 2021 we held a showcase of Spitfire at the Charing Cross Theatre, London.