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A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images  by Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison. A moving and poignant production about the effects of war will be touring the north again this autumn. Standing in Line was originally written by Lester Simpson to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great […]

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New Dates for Standing in Line

A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images 
by Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison.

A moving and poignant production about the effects of war will be touring the north again this autumn.

Standing in Line was originally written by Lester Simpson to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Simpson’s  great uncle Albert Scrimshaw died at Passendale leaving behind a widow Annie, who lived in Derbyshire until her death in the 1970′s.

By the end of the Great War there were few in the country who remained unaffected by the troubles. Children grew up in the shadow of battle, their fathers either absent or lost. Mothers and wives were left wondering about the young men who never made it back from the trenches and those who did return were forever marred by the experience.

Simpson used a clever mix of music and poetry to reveal his great uncle’s story.

The performance was described as a highly moving tribute, with excellent music and performances. If you are interested in booking this project please contact us. So far the following dates have been agreed for 2017. We hope to see you there!

Friday October 20th 7.30  Orton Market Hall, Cumbria CA10 3UB

Saturday October 21st 7.30 UTASS, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham DL12 0SH

Friday November 10th 7.30 Upton-by-Chester Village Hall, Cheshire CH2 1HX

Sunday 12th November 5.00pm Foxlowe Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffs, ST13 6AD

Friday November 17th 7.30 Alsager Library, Cheshire ST7 2QH

 

 

 

 

 

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