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‘Theatre in the Great War and researching First War plays’ a talk by Dr Helen Brooks


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 lea…

"Meet Tommy Atkins" a One-Man Play by Peter Gill


Tonight Peter Gill will present his one-man play "Meet Tommy Atkins".   ­ Meet Tommy Atkins – Peter Gill On August 4th 1914, with the declaration of war between Britain and Germany, reservist Tommy Atkins is immediately called up to serve his country. Within wee…