Standing in Line – Blaize

Standing in Line – Blaize


Standing in Line – A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images

by Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison.

By the end of the Great War, few remained unaffected by the troubles. Children grew up in the shadow of battle, their fathers either absent or lost. Mothers and wives were left wondering about the young men who never made it back from the trenches and those who did return were forever marred by the experience.

‘Standing in Line’ was written to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1 by Lester Simpson whose great uncle, Albert Scrimshaw, died at Passchendaele, leaving behind a widow Annie, who lived in Derbyshire until her death in the 1970′s.

The performance is a highly moving tribute featuring Lester’s specially written songs and songs from the time. The performance is accompanied by a series of projected images and a narration that includes poems of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rudyard Kipling.

suitable for ages 10+

Friday 10th November, 7.30 pm, Upton by Chester Village Hall, 01244 380 068 online booking available

Venue Information

Upton By Chester Village Hall

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