Minchinhampton Remembers

Minchinhampton Players Remember the Great War

The last few years have seen many events commemorating the centenary of the First World War.  The war had such a significant effect on this country – the tragedy of so many lives lost, and both social and economic upheaval.

However, for every national statistic there is a compelling local story that stays in the memory, and Minchinhampton is no exception to this.

Alan Vaughan’s award-winning play, “Alice and the Great War”, focuses on the airport at Aston Down, which was home to the Royal Australian Flying Corps until 1919.  The play tells the true-life tale of a tragic romance between Alice, a local munitions girl and an Aussie trainee pilot.  The cast even includes a relative of Alice still living in the local area.

The second half of the evening features a dramatised presentation of poetry and prose from the war, and will conclude with a wartime singalong.

So ‘pack up your troubles’ and join us at Minchinhampton’s historic Market House on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30 on the Saturday.

 

Tickets will be available from Minchinhampton Market Stores from Friday 15th March at £10.

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