Short of 30 by Len Cuthbert & Fynn Cuthbert

A New Musical Written by Len Cuthbert & Fynn Cuthbert
Produced by Fridge Door Live Theatre Company


Short of 30 is an historical fiction story about unexpected encounter of seven amazing young heroes of World War 2. What can we learn about war? How can we be inspired by these individuals and how can we be an inspiration to others?

The production kicks off pre-1940's with Fynn Cuthbert's creation, The War To End All Wars. This song is so timely with the present state of our world.

In addition to the 7 young heroic characters, the musical also introduces audiences to other people of WW2. Drop Hatchet Reichhart will include the despised Johann Reichhart while You've Got Pants introduces the audience to the heroic Italian Resistance member Rita Rosani. The song, The Messerschmitt will tell about the fate of Russian flying aces Katya Budanova and Lydia Litvyak.

And then come with us to building L Four Seventeen in Terezin and learn about the most amazing accomplishment of fifteen year old boys. These are just a few of the 20 original songs that tell the stories of seven young WW2 posthumous heroes.

Curtain Call
Curtain Call (Strathroy, ON), June 2018

McManus Theatre
Prior to Start of Show (McManus at the Grand Theatre, London, ON), June 2018