A wartime play has contributed £3,000 to a Ukraine crisis appeal.

Barbed Wire and Teddy Bears, written by Karen Forbes and staged at Norwich's Sewell Barn Theatre, raised funds for the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

In addition to ticket sales, donations were made to increase the available funds.

The drama, grounded in Jersey's World War II history, revolves around four children during the 1940 - 1945 enemy occupation period.

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The play debuted in St Helier, Jersey, during 2022's Liberation Week celebrations.

The narrative highlights the civilians' suffering during conflicts parallel to the ongoing Ukraine war where the Red Cross is leading humanitarian assistance under challenging conditions.

Robert Little, the Norwich production director, said: “I have been involved in some capacity with more than 70 plays at the Sewell Barn Theatre but none has given me more pride than this one, knowing that it will help those in need.”

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UK Theatre Network's Megan O’Neill said: “I left feeling completely blown away.

"Nothing could have possibly prepared me for its brilliance both within its attention to nuance and detail, and for its thoughtful and carefully considered choices.

"It's a joy and sorrow to watch.”

George Burroughs, Norwich Red Cross shop manager, said: “Everyone at Sewell Barn Theatre should be very proud of what they have achieved - the money will be a real boost to the Red Cross and its vital work supporting the people of Ukraine through these dark times."

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The £3,000 cheque is to be handed to the Red Cross shop in St Benedicts Street where the Norwich theatre previously raised £750 for the Ukraine appeal from another production.

The shop recently encountered an arson attack but plans to reopen soon.

The cheque donation ceremony will take place at the St Benedicts Street Red Cross shop, at 11.30am, on 4 May.