by Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison. Standing In Line is the story of the Great War, and the impact it had on the lives of ordinary people.
A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images
by Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison.
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.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the troubles we staged a production called ’Standing in Line’ – the story of WWI.
Standing in Line was written by Lester Simpson whose great uncle Albert Scrimshaw died at Passendale leaving behind a widow Annie, who lived in Derbyshire until her death in the 1970′s.
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. We hope to see you there!
Sunday 12th November 5.00pm Foxlowe Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffs, ST13 6AD
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