WARKWORTH TO STAGE WW1 DRAMA
The centenary of the ending of World War 1 will be marked by Warkworth Drama Group with a production of 'My Boy Jack'.
The play, written by David Haig in 1997, will take place in Warkworth`s War Memorial Hall on the three days (November 8th, 9th, 10th) immediately leading up to Armistice Day on November 11th.
Based on a true story, the play reflects a country at war, and offers an intimate portrait of one family's complex and divided experience in it. The family in question is that of Rudyard Kipling whose fame was then at its height and who seemed to speak for the whole nation.
'My Boy Jack' was adapted for a TV film and starred not only its writer as Kipling but also Harry Potter hero Daniel Radcliffe as Kipling's son Jack, along with Carey Mulligan and Kim Cattrall.
The play in Warkworth is being directed by Ralph Firth. He said:" A century after that conflict, Kipling`s voice is with us still. It is his words on the Cenotaph: 'To Our Glorious Dead', and it was he who coined the phrase, 'lest we forget'. And most people are familiar with at least a few lines of his famous poem, 'If'.
"David Haig's work captures the tension and horror of the trenches and the devastating impact of war on those at home."
Tickets for the production will be on sale at the Village Store, Warkworth and at N&F Young in Amble, as well as on line at Warkworthdrama.org.uk
Preformance dates: November 8th - 9th - 10th
PLEASE NOTE - THE PLAY CONTAINS LOUD BANGS AND FLASHES IN THE BATTLE SCENES.