Interspersed with narration, we follow 3 young men through the first world war ~ call-up, training, life in trenches, writing home and, eventually, failure to return. Through poetry and dialogue we get a picture of their lives, and the fear under which families at home lived. Pacy and never morbid, poignancy is counterbalanced with gentle humour.
Suitable for Years:
Approx. Duration (minutes):
• 24 speaking parts [doubling possible]
• 1 non-speaker + extra soldiers, crowd...
• Duration ~ 25-30 minutes
• 3 songs [could be spoken] Backing CD included
• Lively script
• NC links: Hist/Drama