Episode 2

Published on:

28th Mar 2023

Covent Garden in WW2

In this week’s episode, hosted by Stephen Fry, discover how Covent Garden adapted to the trials and tribulations thrown it’s way by Britain’s fight against Nazi Germany:

  • Put on Your Dancing Shoes written and performed by Joanna Clarke [The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden]
  • Mrs Smith’s Coffin written by Joanna Clarke and performed by Stephen Fry [Dawlish, Devon and Covent Garden, London]
  • Keeping Calm and Carrying On written by Joanna Clarke and performed by Jasmine Elcock [The Piazza and Bow Street, Covent Garden]

Sound editing by Will Jacob.

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At the heart of HappenedHere.com are 4-5 minute stories that transport you to another era, answering the wonderfully simple question: “I wonder what happened here?”. We help you imagine “what happened here,” in this very location, on this very ground, to imagine in whose footsteps you might be treading, to be intrigued by people and their stories from the very recent to the very distant past.