Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) has launched an exciting new campaign, to reach as many people in Southampton as possible with the news that it will be opening a new theatre, NST City, in Southampton’s city centre with the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The Shadow Factory on 15 February.

Southampton is home to our only hope of victory: the Spitfire. But when the Luftwaffe drops 2,300 bombs in three devastating raids, the city goes up in flames and the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory is destroyed. From the ashes, a story of chaos, courage and community spirit emerges. The Shadow Factory tells the story of how Southampton came together at a time of great need during the bombing raids of the Battle of Britain, to build the Spitfire, by relocating production in small businesses and communities across the city.

NST wants to replicate this rally to come together and is asking Southampton to support its message “#SouthamptonCanDoIt”.