Monday, 7 March 2016

Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers War Letters

This enjoyable short play gave an insight in the lives of Leeds residents who lived through the First World War.  Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers read letters of residents' experiences of the war.

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The company, lead by Ruth Cooper, developed this production with real and re-imagined correspondence with assistance from Leeds Museums and Galleries, The Preservative Party and West Yorkshire Archive Service.

The cast read letters by turn chronologically.  Patriotism reigned but some readers questioned The Great War.  Some expressed worries and concerns about their loved ones who were fighting at the front.  A glimpse into World War I was given from the residents' eyes.

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