In Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas, we have stumbled across numerous other World War 1 projects which are currently in the development stage.
1. Andy Barrett is putting on a performance called ‘The Second Minute’ at Nottingham Playhouse
The performance is a letter based piece focussing, in particular, on the letters of the Sherwood Foresters regiment.
2. Mystery Plays project called ‘The Last Post’ at the Lincoln Drill Hall
This is a performance based on letters sent back to Lincoln from the eight Beechey brothers who were all sent away to war. The piece is aiming to be a tribute to the family and the bravery they showed.
3. Events taking place in the Local Museums and Archives
Over the next four years, various different events will be held around Lincolnshire, in museums and on the streets. Lectures are to be given on different aspects of the war. There is one which focusses on the women’s role during the war which is particularly relevant to our performance. Family events and craft workshops will also be held to engage with the younger audiences.
Although there are similar projects around, we are still unique as we are offering an insight into the role of women during the First World War, using the letters that were sent and the stories that people still tell today. However, more and more projects are being announced all the time, so from a marketing point of view it is important to keep an eye on the other projects to keep our performance original and fresh!
Simpson, L. (2014)