Stockbridge museum hosts series of plays commemorating WW1

The Forest Forget Theatre Company will perform Battle Lines on April 17 at the Museum of Army Flying

The Forest Forget Theatre Company will perform Battle Lines on April 17 at the Museum of Army Flying

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A STOCKBRIDGE museum is to host a series of plays in April commemorating World War One.

The Forest Forget Theatre Company will perform Battle Lines on April 17 at the Museum of Army Flying.

A century ago a small village community saw a generation of young men leave to fight for King and country. When the men are gone what happens to those that remain?

Forest Forge shines a light on the personal stories that didn’t make it into the history books of the Great War.

Looking at WW2, Keep Smiling Through explores life on the home front. As bombs fall on coastal cities in, children are uprooted from their parents’ homes and spirited away to the relative safety of the countryside. The way their new community welcomes the evacuees will stay with them for years to come. For some it is a time of adventure and new found friendships but for others it is a dark time of cruelty and homesickness.

The final play, In Our Name, is inspired by the modern military community. The military community is a modern phenomenon, often living on the outskirts of a town or city, or absorbed into a society that struggles to understand them. This play looks at how modern warfare challenges both those that fight and the people they are fighting for.

Suitable for aged seven and above, the performance begins at 7pm and tickets cost £7 for adults and £4 for children and students.

For more information and tickets visit armyflying.com or visit the museum shop.

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