Residents in Chester’s Garden Quarter will be transported back in time on Friday, July 4.
Cambrian Road will be transformed into a summer’s day in 1914. The street will be closed to traffic and houses and walls decorated with the signs and posters of the era.
A father and son argue over whether the son should enlist in the army, a young suffragette tries to post the street with Votes for Women posters and a coal merchant takes a wash in a tin bath in front of his fire.
The performance is part of the wider Garden Quarter Remembers festival.
Festival coordinator Neil Kendall said: “We are hoping to reveal a little slice of local history, letting people see what life was like for people at the time.
“Walking up and down the street, visitors can eavesdrop on conversations and watch as events unfold before their eyes.”
Local writer Lisa Miller has taken care to ensure that all references are historically accurate, from the school leaving age of 12, to the fact that Britain’s Prime Minister at the time – Herbert Asquith, was pelted with flour by a suffragette on a state visit to Chester.
Children from Chester Bluecoat Primary School will be touring the street throughout the day and at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, the tours will be open to the public.
To join a tour, lasting 30 minutes, meet at the post box at the junction of Cambrian Road and Garden Lane.