28 Oct 2008

Play: 'When the Lights went out!'

Some will remember the Flood play earlier this year - a great success. Well I have just heard from Chris Garner, the artistic directorof the Stroud Theatre Company and a fellow Ruscombe-ite that there latest show is now touring.

It is coming to Edge Village Hall (26th Nov), The museum in the park (6th Nov), Stonehouse (25th Nov) as well as other venues throughout Glos and touring nationally. Check out their website for more info: www.stroudtheatrecompany.co.uk.

'When the Lights went out!' is by Mike Akers and a story celebrating the home front heroes - it is based on extensive research in Gloucestershire - drawing on the memories and stories of those who were there during the dark days of World War Two. Perhaps with the threats forecast to our power supplies in the future by some commentators this will be more than topical? Certainly I am looking forward to learning more about this time.
"Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are greater days - the greatest days our country has ever lived..."
Winston Churchill, 29th October 1941
For booking info call 01242 695571

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