Lillias Barr Performances

In a moving tribute to RAF Kenley, this month, the Kenley Revival Project have brought to the stage the true story of Lillias Barr, who was Kenley’s Assistant Section Officer of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. Her experiences of the Battle of Britain and Hardest Day raid are preserved beautifully in a publication Lillias wrote upon her return to the airfield in 1990.

Our theatrical reading was performed by actress, Suzanne Marie, who is also a budding archaeologist and works on a variety of projects throughout London, and at the Rose Playhouse.

Audiences thoroughly enjoyed the performances, and three generations of Lillias Barr’s family came to watch the final performance, and thought it was a fitting tribute to Kenley and to Lillias. James Barr, Lillias’s son was delighted with the performance: “I thought Suzanne’s performance was spot on.  Not too heavy, not too light and a lovely voice too.”

Thank you to everyone that came to watch the performance, thank you to Suzanne and Anthony who gave up their time for free to make the performance possible and thank you to the family of Lillias Barr, who gave us permission to use the publication which made this all possible.

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