Many plays were written during the Great War about the war, some by famous authors such as J. M. Barrie, A. A. Milne and Miles Malleson. All plays had to be licensed by the Lord Chamberlain before performance and some, such as Malleson's Black 'Ell, were censored or even banned for the duration. Helen Brooks from the University of Kent has been leading a Gateways project, re-discovering these plays and encouraging their performance for modern audiences. She will talk about her research and the importance of these plays, then and now. The talk will be followed by a rehearsed reading of Black 'Ell by members of the local branch.