MEMORIALS TO THE MISSING by Stephen Wyatt

£3.50

Radio play. The story of Fabian Ware and the struggle to create what is now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to provide fitting memorials for those killed during the First World War.

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CHARACTERS

FABIAN WARE

EDWIN LUTYENS

GENERAL MACREADY

HERBERT BAKER

LADY FLORENCE CECIL

ALICE NURSE

WILLIAM BURDETT-COUTTS, M.P

JAMES

FIRST VOICE

SECOND VOICE

THIRD VOICE

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

MEMORIALS TO THE MISSING was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It was awarded the Tinniswood Prize for the best original radio script of 2007.

Over the years, community and student drama groups have successfully staged it in many different spaces with their own imaginative solutions to the problems of bringing a radio script alive in the theatre.

 

REVIEWS

Radio Times: “Afternoon Plays can be great, they can be weak. But sometimes they are so profoundly strong that they deserve a better fate than being forgotten by the time the 3 o’clock news is over. Stephen Wyatt’s tale is one such play. ”

From the BBC website – “Stephen Wyatt’s Memorials truly was radio drama at its best; dynamic, informative and beautifully moving. I, like many others, wept while listening.” “A superb, touching, well written and historically accurate play.” “A wonderful experience. It is rare that any play is that powerful and involving.” “The best Radio 4 play in twenty years!”

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 50 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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