This event is part of neat14
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.
Supported by Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire Rural Touring Partnership
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|
Utterly engaging and emotionally compelling