This September a company of volunteer performers will transport Elmbridge audiences back in time to the closing months of the First World War and share with them untold stories from life on the Elmbridge Home Front.
Four Families of the Fallen is a performance of four 10-minute plays that focus on the real lives of four war-weary families of servicemen killed in the Great War as they prepare to attend their local annual memorial service
The performances, which take place in Walton on Thames, Esher and Weybridge on the weekend of the 8 & 9 September, are the culmination of an innovative, nine-month community theatre project commissioned by The R C Sherriff Trust and supported by Elmbridge Borough Council. Devised and written by Quick Fix Theatre, and directed by Jo Humphries, it’s aim is to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in Elmbridge, Surrey.
The four original plays are inspired by the 1918 roll of honour in St James’ Parish Church, Weybridge and based on historical documents and newspaper reports from the town. The cast have immersed themselves in First World War local history to create compelling stories and enable themselves to step into the shoes of the lives of real Elmbridge residents, who lived in the borough 100 years ago.