The story of Ben's War is very personal. The idea came from Nick Ashman and Maggie Crane who wanted to put together a tribute to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War. Both Nick and Maggie have spent time in the First World War battlefields and attended memorial events. Together they wrote a script describing the wartime experiences of two young people, Ben and Nellie, along with several army volunteers. Woven into the script are poems, real letters from the Front, popular wartime songs and a sprinkling of humour.
The production is being staged twice, firstly on Friday 9th November at Sainte-Dode and then on Saturday 10th November at Caillavet. Song sheets will be provided so that the audience can join in with such favourites as "Tipperary", "Keep the Home Fires Burning", "Pack Up Your Troubles", etc. Rations will be served and there will be a bar.
Come along to this unique event and join the English Theatre Company as they pay their respects to the Fallen of World War One.