The Dam Busters (PG)
Dir: Michael Anderson
Cast: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney
UK, 1955, 122 mins
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the original raid, and we’re delighted to present this live commemorative evening from the Royal Albert Hall. Hosted by Dan Snow, and featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of both Dam Busters crew, and the film’s director Michael Anderson, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of this British classic. The evening will pay tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his comrades of the legendary 617 Squadron with the audience including former members of the 617 Squadron and current members of the Royal Air Force, so it’ll be a very special and momentous evening in an equally iconic venue. There will also be an on stage ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment as the hosts reflect on the science behind Barnes Wallis’ invention. This segment of the live exclusive content will end with a rendition of The Dam Busters March, played by the Glenn Miller Orchestra before the film begins. Event ends at 10.30pm. Tickets £7.50/£6.50 Friends/£4 25 & under.