The new play was created to mark the 100th anniversary since the end of World War One and focused on the lives of the people at home.
“The play was fabulous and so moving - one whose message will stay with me.”
- Audience member, Louise
“Very moving and thought provoking.”
- Audience member, Janet
Created by a professional team of theatre makers and performed by an all community cast this production was staged in the round at Ballakermeen Studio Theatre 24th-28th April.
“It’s proper community theatre, a really wide range of different people from the Island bringing their own history to life.”
Above: A list of all the cast members and the creative production team who are pictured below.
We spoke to the director, John Young in an interview a few weeks before the inspiration behind the production which you can read here. John grew up on the island and from a young age was heavily involved in the amateur dramatic scene.
An interview with John Young on MT TV
The set for the production was designed by Alice Smith and the production was performed in the round. A scale map of the island was painted onto the set in order to create a poignant ending as certain parts were lit up on the map to show which soldiers did not return to their homes.
“I think being the round is very intimate, it’s a very different theatrical experience to sitting front on to the stage, but for us I hope this staging allows the audience to really access the world we’re trying to create.”
- Director, John Young
The photographs above were taken at the performances on 24th, 25th April 2018 by Matt Mosur Photography.
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