AT HOME IN THE GREAT WAR
by Peter Appleton
THE KNITTING CIRCLE
MR & MRS SMITH
MR & MRS BROWN & MATILDA
At Home in the Great War is the story of two families, the Smiths and the Browns, during the 1914-18 war. Set on a stage split to show a room in both their houses with the lighting switching to either as appropriate, it shows how the two families cope with the news and events of the times particularly when their children go off to war.
Cast is two male (40-60) and six female (5 off 35-60) (one of 17-22)
Links are provided by voice overs as are letters home, either recorded or live.
Mr Smith (50+) Shopkeeper
Mrs Smith (45+) Wife
Mr Brown (50+) Professional man
Mrs Brown (35+) Wife
Matilda (17-21) Daughter
Mrs Irvine (50+) ]
Mrs Tribble (50+) ] knitters
Mrs Patterson (40+) ]
The three boys are only heard as voices over
Mr and Mrs Smith with two sons John 22 and Leonard (Lenny) 19
Mr and Mrs Brown, one son Harry 21 who is heard only and daughter Maltilda 17
Approx 70 minutes
Songs of the period enhance the feeling of the changing years.
Preview available here
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