This fascinating new drama tells the untold stories of children who grew up in the shadow of the First World War.
Damaged young fathers return home from the trenches. Family life is changed irrevocably. Yet still life had to continue. Based on interviews recorded with people born in Britain the early 20th Century, the stories give a deeply personal perspective on growing up in an unprecedented moment of history.
Dramatic and heart-breaking reminiscences are fused with compelling physical performance and original vocal compositions to create, Voices of The Great War. This new play is a unique and ambitious theatrical event that brings the past to life with the voices of today’s youth.
Voices of the Great War is produced by Lakeside Theatre and the University of Essex Centre for Theatre Studies with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is directed by Robert Price and written by Annecy Lax based on research by Dr Mike Roper and Dr Rachel Duffett of the Department of Sociology, University of Essex.