How To Build A Plane

The second piece in the Nothing on Earth: Shorts series is called ‘How To Build A Plane’.

It’s 1972. Meet Betty, reliving the thrilling time, when she was one of a team of factory workers in Broughton, Wales. She’s rushing to build a Wellington Bomber in record time, helping to win the war of words as well as the war in the air. It’s a lot more exciting than her job at the local shop – there’s no way she’ll be going back to the Co-op after this!

How To Build A Plane features actor Nia Davies.

Nia is from Wrexham, North Wales. She trained at the Jacques Lecoq School and has worked for numerous theatre companies including Trestle Theatre, National Theatre Wales, Salisbury Playhouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Icon Theatre, Told By An Idiot, the National Theatre, Birmingham Rep, The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor and Theatr Clwyd.

For more on how we made ‘How To Build A Plane’ and the amazing history behind Betty’s story go to our blog.

‘How To Build A Plane’ screened at Hertford Theatre on Friday 21st August 2020 as a short before the feature ‘Radioactive’ about the life of Marie Curie. We can’t tell you how thrilling it was to be back in a theatre auditorium seeing Betty on the big screen!

We’ve been receiving some lovely press for How To Build A Plane in St Albans and also Wrexham, Wales – have a look at what they made of our Betty here.

We were also privileged that Nia Davies was interviewed by Roy Noble on his Sunday afternoon show on BBC Radio Wales. You can listen to the interview here from around 1 hour into the show a couple of songs after the 5pm news.

Creative Team

Direction: Rosamunde Hutt

Music: Helen Chadwick

Performer: Nia Davies

Film Editor: Grant Watson

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