Play in a Day
Wednesday 16th November 2016 sees the return of Scene Change Theatre Company to Wells Cathedral.
For a “play in a day” to commemorate the outbreak of WW1. Wednesday 16th November, 10.00am – 2.30pm. £6 per pupil.
The play is called ‘Over by Christmas’ and commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of WW1. The day will take children through a journey in which they will experience the assassination of Franz Ferdinand that started the war; the excitement and drama of recruitment and conscription in the opening months of the conflict; the terror of the trenches and going over the top; the absurd events of Christmas day 1914 – German and British soldiers singing carols, burying the dead and playing football together.
Benefiting Years 5-6 and linked to the national curriculum in History, Citizenship and PSHE, the day will involve acting skills, focus exercises and interactive workshops, culminating in a performance for parents complete with movement, costume and song.