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Love and War: A Western Front Courtship, Bewley’s Café Theatre @Powerscourt, Dublin

Creator: Michael James Ford and the Company Reviewer: Liam Harrison Love and War: A Western Front Courtship tells the true story of a young star-crossed couple, an English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Athlone sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly, and their separation during the First World War. The performance brings us up-close and personal with the pair’s correspondence, their everyday lives, hopes ...

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Private Peaceful – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor and director: Simon Reade Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War has led to a feeding frenzy of creative projects. Here, West Yorkshire Playhouse offers a short work based on Michael “War Horse” Morpurgo’s 2003 book for children, which was Blue Peter Book of the Year. Simon Reade is responsible ...

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NEWS: 100 Years on, but never forgotten

100 years ago, Britain had entered into the First World War. It was a war which would claim the lives of over 16 million people and injuring a further 20 million, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in recorded history. This season, theatres in Leeds are remembering the lives and stories of those who served throughout the First World ...

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