POIGNANT accounts of the First World War are guaranteed to stir emotions at The Harlequin Theatre in Northwich next week.
Forgotten Voices, the first play in the Harlequin Players’ richly varied new season, is being staged to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the war.
Based on the best-selling book by Max Arthur, Forgotten Voices draws on the intensely personal, unvarnished accounts of survivors, which were recorded in the 1960s for the Imperial War Museum’s oral archives.
These reminiscences have been woven together to create five characters representative of those who contributed to the archive – ordinary privates, NCOs and GIs, plus the women who worked in the munitions factories.
In the play the five characters meet up at the museum to record their experiences; some funny, some sad, but all destined to leave a deep impression on the audience.
Forgotten Voices runs from September 4-6 at the theatre on Queen Street. Tickets are £6, or £5 for full-time students, and are available from Northwich Information Centre or by calling 01606 353534.