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Newhaven Fort

18 - 21 March 2015


In the early days of the Great War in 1914, the British Empire was, of course, invincible, and it seemed that the fighting would truly be over by Christmas. But the professional army were losing and from now on England would expect all men, young and old, to volunteer.


By Christmas, it was clear that the war was far from over - and those at home were beginning to understand it was not something that just happened on the battlefields.


Inspired by Sara Clifford’s and local people's family stories of the Great War, this new site-responsive promenade play draws on text, sound and visual projections to create a haunting story of love and loss.

Written and conceived by Sara Clifford

Directed by Terry O'Donovan

Designed by Gem Greaves

Produced by Veronica Stephens for Zap Art and Sara Clifford for Inroads Productions

Sound Installations by Thor McBurnie

Video Projections by Shared Space and Light

Music by Pat Power

Lighting by Roger Smissen

Choreography by Margret Banks (Studio Tempo) and Matthew Blacklock (Ragroof Players)
All photographs © Ray Gibson


Cast: Nicky Blackwell, Simon Spencer-Hyde, Delme Thomas, Greg Shewring, Evelyn Lockley


Dancers: Studio Tempo, Wrightway Dancers, City College Brighton and Hove, Brighton Belles, Sussex Swing

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