Following a recent successful bid to the Arts Council for funding by Susan Dalloe, Great War Project Officer, Stone Town Council’s First World War working group are helping to stage a performance of War Bride. The War Bride creators, Imagineer Productions, will be conducting a workshop with pupils from Christ Church Academy
At 4.15 pm on Wednesday 13th September there will be a parade from the High street to St Michael’s church yard where a free outdoor performance will take place.
It is a dynamic visual / physical choreographed performance focused on the First World War to an emotive underscore. A story of love, loss, comradeship and ultimately hope.
Two young ‘pals’ volunteer together, train together, journey together to the theatre of War. Out of the silence the sound of a whistle and a day that will change their lives forever. Following the darkness – light, a child plays with a paper bird, hope takes flight. This story will be adapted to reflect the lives of former pupils of Christ Church School that enlisted at a very young age to fight during the First World War.
The War Bride costume is symbolic. A long train covered in letters, poppies and photos of soldiers. The War Bride stands silently. Her long train littered with forgotten letters, photographs, and poppies. A potent symbol of all those scarred by war.
Join us for an unforgettable free performance on Wednesday 13th September starting in Stone High Street at 4.15 pm