TWO new shows - one set in World War Two and another following radiant redcoats - will be performed at two unique Bourne End venues this summer.

Mikron Theatre will be touring Bucks in June and July with two completely new productions.

All Hands on Deck is set during the Second World War and navigates a love story between the Royal Navy and their loyal ‘Jenny Wrens’.

Redcoats tells the story of the radiant redcoats as they guide audiences through 80 years of the Billy Butlin holiday dream.

All Hands on Deck will be performed at The Bounty in Bourne End on July 10, while Bourne End WI at Spade Oak Farm in Coldmoorholme Lane will play host to Redcoats the day before on July 9.

New WRNS recruits Ginger and Lily are looking for wartime adventure in All Hands on Deck.

Lily wants to serve on dry land, but Ginger is desperate to serve at sea - and the sailors can’t believe their luck.

The Wrens show pays tribute to all those wartime women who pushed the door to opportunity firmly open.

Full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song, Ginger and Lily find themselves in uncharted waters on a journey they’ll never forget.

Marianne McNamara, Mikron’s Artistic Director and Director of this show, explains why the Wrens show means a lot to many Mikron followers.

She said: “I’ve always been interested in the Wrens. They’ve been suggested as an interesting subject matter by a number of audience members who were related to Wrens.

“There are plenty plays about the war but not that many that explore women’s contributions to the war. It’s been fascinating to research their story and to celebrate their endeavours.

Billy Butlin used Shakespeare himself to sell a seaside dream to the great British public.

Join Mikron as they delve into holiday huts and bonny baby contests with guest appearances from Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields and Laurel and Hardy in Redcoats.

The show is written by playwright, journalist and BBC Radio Leeds broadcaster Nick Ahad.

He’s no stranger to writing but it is the first time he has worked with Mikron.

He said: “I bet lots of people have happy memories of Butlins. I bet none of them have memories of going to the same Butlins (Skegness) 14 years in a row.

“I do - and not once did I mind. Loved it, in fact.

“Some of my happiest memories were created in that seaside haven in the eighties and early nineties.

“What a delight it’s been to revisit those memories while writing Redcoats.”

Go to for more information. For The Bounty show, there will be a cash collection or call 01628 520056 for information.

For the Bourne End WI show, tickets are £12 - call 01628 531521 or email