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The Thankful Village

Ombersley Memorial Hall

Postcode: WR9 0DY

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The Thankful Village

Show Details

Presented by Badapple Theatre

Performance date and time
Friday, 26th October 2018
8:00 PM

Set against the backdrop of World War One, the quiet village backwater of Bottledale is changed forever by the advent of the Great War in Europe. But the roll of honour stone in the village square remains empty and un-etched as the years pass, and folk start to wonder.

This is a story of hope, humour and humanity, about the men who went away, and the women left behind, and the eccentric twists and turns of daily life that led to their re-uniting, for better or for worse, in the winter of 1918.

The Thankful Villages were those which lost no men in the Great War because all those who left to serve came home again. There were some 52 settlements in England and Wales which could claim this honour at the end of the conflict. Written by Kate Bramley with music by Sony Award winning songwriter Jez Lowe.

Part of the First World War Centenary Programme (vibrant arts experiences connecting current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War).

'A master stroke of theatre.' Eastern Press

'Defiant humour, emotional clout and a poignant twist, making you thankful for the under-appreciated Great War service of women as much as the men whose story is familiar from history books and the War Poets alike.' York Press

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Running time
100 mins + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01905 356608

Available From; Shân 01905 356608 and Lesley Welch 01905 620671

Additional Information
Licensed bar open from 7pm. Hot dogs and bar snacks available

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Venue accessibility information not available.

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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Wychavon District Council Logo

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