EVENT REVIEW | Lest We Forget Production

Front Foyer Display

Aloha Bombshells,

This post has been sat in my drafts for little while now but here goes, a couple of months ago I got the chance to go and see the We Will Remember Them production, this was written as an act of commemoration and to try and portray the life of what it was like, back at the beginning of WW1 through the story of two boys, as this year marks the 100 year anniversary since the outbreak of WW1, the actors and singers involved ranged from as young as 6 to 16, with students from local surrounding schools such as Applemore and Noadswood along with members of the St Johns Youth with behind the scenes background help and support from The Four Seasons Singers.

The Dugout

As you went in, you saw the stage set up with 4 different levels that had sandbags put at the front of each level to hide the rigging behind it and to give it more of a wartime look, and in the middle of that was a dugout with a white flag with a single poppy and a line soldiers in black walking across the bottom. When they all came on stage everyone was very well presented and wearing their poppies with pride and the acting soldiers in their uniforms, the show started with the two boys as youngsters, showing them growing up with their own families and then showing through mime the sadness and emotion of their families as they went off to war and one never came back, the best part for me had to be the end of the show when they had a young boy dressed as a soldier who played the Last Post and that was very moving indeed, even brought a tear to my eye.

The two main actors, we very good, especially in the second half towards the end there was a specific scene that, was just so emotional, I can't explain it with words it was so silent that you could hear a pin drop, the singing was good with lots of wartime songs involved like Keep the Home Fires Burning, Pack Up Your Troubles, It's a long way to Tipperary and many more, even when it came to the singing of Silent Night in German, followed by the English then the French, one girl, in particular, had a very nice voice and a friend of mine who was involved with the show said "she had a voice that reminded him of Katherine Jenkins" a wonderful compliment for any singer.

If i'm honest i wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was, and for cast members of that age to put so much effort in for it to come across with the raw emotion the way it did was truly surprising, whilst watching i could hear the people in the audience that were around me getting chocked up.

All in all it was a very good show, even as you walked into the front foyer of the school, there was a display that hit you straight away which is at the start of this post with a picture of poppies with the phrase at the top that read "If i should die, think only this of me, that there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England." 

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