Our War tells the compelling story of Ola, Tommy and Christian, as they travel from their native Nigeria to war-torn Britain during the height of World War II.
Tommy & Christian enlist to fight with honour for their Mother Country. Ola is a nurse. Once they arrive, they experience the horrors of war on the battlefield and the indignities of being black in the army and in local community.
This new work by Andrew Ashaye brings to life two different worlds: the Mother Country, that claims to need them but not want them, and Nigeria that wants them but feels it has no choice but to let them go.Our War dramatizes the bravery of these forgotten heroes, Black African & Caribbean men and women who contributed and made sacrifices for the war effort in Britain.