The Lost Plays of World War One

Sunday 21st May at 11am- 4pm
The Lost Plays of World War One
In conjunction with the Theatre of War Project and part of the Kings Theatre 110th Anniversary Celebrations.

The Kings Theatre have successfully secured funding from Arts Council England to re-stage and re-imagine ‘The Lost Plays of WW1’.

The Kings Theatre was one of the leading theatres in the country that premiered new war plays during WW1, with powerful messages sent out via the theatre and music halls. Theatre and performance helped shape people’s understanding of the conflict and was a propaganda tool for recruitment as well as raising the population’s morale.

This project will bring alive the lost plays during WW1 offering performers & audiences a unique theatrical experience. We are delighted to announce that Jack Edwards will be directing the show. 

As part of the Project, the Kings Theatre will be recreating a play that was performed here on our stage 100 years ago. Lads of the Village is a spy comedy set in the WW1 and is a cross between Blackadder and Allo Allo. There is lots of dressing up, mistaken identity and musical hilarity!

We would like to invite members of the public aged 18 years and upwards to attend an audition on Sunday 21st May, where you will be asked to perform a short monologue and song. Please download the audition pack here. 

Important dates:
Monday 10th July – Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 12th July – Performance at the Kings Theatre 10.30am/ 2.30pm
Rehearsals will take place once a week on either a Sunday or Monday TBC