As part of their preparations for the forthcoming production of All Quiet at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold next week, members of Flintshire-based community theatre company Suitcase Theatre visited Pool Park near Ruthin.
Close to the old hall there used to be a German prisoner-of-war camp, which figures in the script.
The play All Quiet, the latest offering from Mold-based writer Michael Stevens, tells the story of an ageing couple who decide to let the fields of their farm be used for a performance of All Quiet On The Western Front.
Just before the performance begins, a mysterious visitor arrives from the past, with a story which becomes interwoven with the retelling of the Front Line in the 1914-18 war.
All Quiet can be seen at Clwyd Theatr Cymru from July 9-12.
The cast features 20-year-old Robert Derry, from Holywell, who joined Suitcase Theatre to play an eavcuee when the company was formed to play in their first production of We'll Keep A Welcome in Liverpool's Unity Theatre as part of the city's residency as European City of Culture in 2008.
Robert is looking forward to creating not just one, but three crucial roles in All Quiet.
“It's quite a challenge playing Kurt, the mysterious intruder from the past,” said Robert, who is also cast as the long-lost grandson Paul as well as the protagonist Pul Baumer in Remarque's novel All Quiet On The Western Front, which forms the basis of the new play.
For booking details, call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.