World War 1 – Schools Performances

351hf 14a‘It is November 1914, The ‘Great War’ war is raging over three continents and the first trenches are about to be dug ……’

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Blue Orange Theatre are offering local schools the opportunity to delve into the history of the Great War through two exclusive educational plays.

The first being ‘The Boy from the Boro’ by Three in One Productions, which explores the story of an ordinary soldier – Arthur Horobin, one time farm worker and shop keeper thrust into the mud and blood of trench warfare. This beautifully told one man performance encapsulates the reality of the war using multimedia, storytelling and poetry.

Schools are able to book exclusive matinee performances of this production from Monday 3rd November – Friday 7th November at 10.30am or 1pm.

The second production the theatre is hosting is ‘1914 Local News’ by Tell Tale Theatre. The production looks beyond tales of glory and tragedy to uncover the day-to-day lives of those who lived through it.

A talented cast combine physical theatre, verbatim accounts and vibrant storytelling to perform a different show every day. Based upon local news reports, letters, journals, photographs and reminiscences of the same date one hundred years ago.

1914 Local News can be booked on Friday 28th November at either 10.30am or 1pm.

351hf 14bBoth productions are also offering schools the opportunity to book exploratory drama workshops to accompany the performance.

All workshops will provide a fully comprehensive workshop plan containing curriculum objectives and be delivered by the cast of the production whom are all fully DBS checked.

To enquire or book a performance at the Blue Orange Theatre, please contact Holly Parry on 0121 212 2643 or email

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