Monday, 1 December 2014

WW1 productions are trending

A poignant evening at Stowe School with two rather tragic and true to life World War 1 tales, beautifully directed by Nick Bayley and Lucy Brassell.

‘Killed’, tells the moving story of Billy who sits alone in a French farmhouse awaiting his death by a firing squad of his own comrades, in the early hours of July 17th 1916.

Billy reflects on his life and how he volunteered to join the army, reliving the horrors of trench warfare.  This was a moving and thought provoking piece, beautifully brought to life by a young cast of excellent performers.

In contrast, ‘Picnic on the Battlefield’ is a humorous and surreal piece about a lonely soldier who is scared to death and lying on a ravaged battlefield.  He is surprised by a visit from his parents who bring with them some words of wisdom and a picnic.

The simple set, props and costumes made for an atmospheric and memorable evening and as always we are delighted to be associated with the productions at Stowe.

For information on our costumes suitable for WW1 productions, like The Accrington Pals, Oh What a Lovely War and Journey's End, visit our website or call 01908 372504

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