SEE the story of an immersive 1940s scandal on the stage in Dorset.

Think of England tours Dorset village halls from January 25 to 28..

This is a theatre show with a tea dance theme and based on a surprising but little known story from the Second World War.

It’s 1943 and the war office has employed Bette and Vera to travel the country hosting tea dances to boost morale amongst local communities and RAF personnel. But how will the locals react when they discover the women’s real purpose; to send the young men off to fight having experienced all of life’s pleasures.

Based on a real-life wartime scandal that threatened to destroy these women’s lives, join in with the unforgettable dance and rousing song as the story unfolds around you. When the RAF boys discover the real reason for the dance, will the news tear the already splintered RAF crew apart?

Founded by two Drama Centre London Graduates, Bips Mawson and Leila Sykes, Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company making innovative, challenging and collaborative theatre with women at its centre.

Think of England comes to Dorset following a sell out tour of the Midlands last winter.

Producers Leila Sykes and Pip Brignall said “Everywhere we went on tour the show resonated in a different way based on that community's war time history”.

The four performances of Think of England will be brought to Dorset with Artsreach, the county's touring arts charity.

Kerry Bartlett, Artsreach co-director, said: “This show looks simply perfect for rural touring, and is something that we hope will have great appeal to audiences in Dorset.”

Think of England visits Sixpenny Handley (07751 525200) at 7.30pm on Thursday January 25, Sandford Orcas (01963 220208) at 7.30pm on Friday January 26, West Lulworth (01929 400790) at 7.30pm on Saturday January 27 and Halstock (01935 891744) for a 4pm matinee on Sunday January 28. More information and tickets are available from