The story of one man’s Great War in song, poetry, projected images and spoken word
tickets £10 (u-18’s £7)
from Britannia Gallery, Branch Road, Mellor Brook (opening times)
A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images. Standing In Line is the story of the Great War, but specifically about Albert Scrimshaw, Lester Simpson’s great uncle, who died at Passchendaele. Originally commissioned by ‘Peace Concerts Passchendaele’ it was premiered in Passchendaele Church, Belgium. The performance is centred around Lester’s songs, though it also includes songs from the time. The narration includes poems of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rudyard Kipling. The performance is accompanied by a series of projected images.
Lester will be accompanied by musical duo Blaize comprising Nigel Corbett & Mike Bettison
It is likely tickets will be available on the door. Phone Janet on 07377 788 716 to confirm your intention to attend
this show is supported by Spot On Rural Touring
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