The Second Minute

By Andy Barrett

Tuesday 27 May at 2pm

The Chase - FREE - Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Suitable for those aged 11+ - Running time: 1h20 + interval



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This event takes place at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre

The past meets the present in this heroic and heart-breaking tale of one soldier’s life in World War One.

1914: Thomas Swann, an innkeeper’s son from rural Nottinghamshire, enlists to fight on the Western Front.

2014: Researcher Laura is drawn ever deeper into Tom’s story, unfolding in chronological order through his letters to and from home; just one yellowing bundle, out of the millions of letters that crossed the channel every week during the long years of war. Will Tom make it through to 1918 – and what good will it do Laura to raise his spirit now?

A hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, Andy Barrett has taken letters held in the archive of the Sherwood Foresters and woven them into a spell-binding new play that envelops the heroic and heartbreaking tales of real Notts soldiers and families, told in their own words.
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Supported by Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire Rural Touring Partnership

Creative Team

Director Giles Croft
Designer Sarah Lewis
Lighting and Sound Designer Steph Bartle

Dates & Times

The Second Minute - Tue 27 May 2:00pm Tue 27 May The Chase 2:00pm FREE



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