Play in a Day 2016

Wednesday 16th November 2016 saw the return of Scene Change Theatre Company to Wells Cathedral for a “play in a day” to commemorate the outbreak of WW1. 

The play called ‘Over by Christmas’ commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of WW1. The day took children through a journey in which they experienced 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.

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Benefiting Years 5-6 and linked to the national curriculum in History, Citizenship and PSHE, the day involved acting skills, focus exercises and interactive workshops, culminating in a performance for parents complete with movement, costume and song.

For more information on schools events please contact the Education Department by emailing education@wellscathedral.uk.net or call us on 01749 674483 Ext 212.