This theatre production formed part of our commemoration project.
A newly devised theatre production, with the associated heritage project,
commemorates the centenary of the First World War.
Poetry and songs from the period are interwoven to tell the story
from call up and thoughts on leaving home,
through life in the trenches
to the aftermath of war and peacetime at home.
During the performances, audiences were taken on a journey with the soldiers and
experiences what life was like for those left behind at home, creating a powerful act of remembrance.
They'll Never Believe Me was performed during Remembrance Week 2014
(November 5 - 9) at the following venues in and around Cambridge:
• St Mark’s Church, Newnham Cambridge
• St Mary the Virgin Church, Godmanchester
• St Margaret’s Church, Hemingford Abbots
• Great St Mary’s Church, central Cambridge
• and the final performance was in Ely Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday
We are very grateful to the Shakespeare at the George Trust
for their support for this production with the award of the Mo Pearce Bursary 2014
Profits are donated to the British Legion
who were present with their own display at each performance venue
Theatre meets Heritage
There were two halves to each performance.
The first half was in the form of a 'heritage event', providing the audience with
background information on the local history and the people during the First World War,
to set the context for the second half - the staged production
'They'll Never Believe Me' of music and poetry from the era.
The 'heritage event' was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We were please that tyhe events produced some excellent displays of information and photographs,
stories of local people and some memorabilia on show.
Further information about the 'Heritage Event' can be found
on the "HLF Heritage Project" tab at the top of this page.
Further information about 'They'll Never Believe Me' stage production can be found
on the "Remembrance Production" tab at the top of this page.
Cast & Production Team
Directed by: Richard Brown
Event Manager: Ian Favell
Guy Holmes, Martin Woodruff, Gabrielle Bell, Madeleine Forrester, Bridget Hickish
Individual biographies can be found under the "Artists" tab at the top of this page.
Event Manager - Ian Favell
Production/Stage Manager - Sheila Pierre
Costume - Wendy Walford & Lynette Williamson
Lighting - Richard Peroni
Sound - Martin Avery
Front of House Manager - Linda Jarvis
Technical Directors - Roger Hall & Chris Hindley
Further crew members were procided by the Cambridge Penguins
Venues & Dates
! Remember !
Our Heritage and Theatre event was presented
during Remembrance Week 2014 (November 4 - 9)
at the following venues in and around Cambridge:
Wednesday November 5th
St Mark’s Church, Newnham Cambridge
Thursday November 6th
St Mary the Virgin Church, Godmanchester
Friday November 7th
St Margaret’s Church, Hemingford Abbots
Saturday November 8th
Great St Mary’s Church, central Cambridge
Sunday November 9th
Ely Cathedral, after evensong on Remembrance Sunday
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILBLE FOR PURCHASE
for our Remember events at:
Linton Village College
St Marks, Newnham
Great St Marys, Cambridge
We are expecting a high demand for this event at all venues.
Please book early to avoid disappointment
You can go to our ticket information and booking page by clicking on the ticket here:
The Mo Pearce Bursary
The Trustees of the Shakespeare at The George Charity offer an annual bursary
to any group or individual based in Huntingdonshire and its neighbouring districts to allow them to realise their theatrical dream.
We are very grateful to Shakespeare at the George Trust for their support
for our theatre production, with the award of the Mo Pearce Bursary 2014,
which was presented to Theatre Matters on Thursday 26th June at the George as part of their Shakespeare Festival.
Their production this year was The Merchant of Venice, and the Director for our own production, Richard Brown, played the part of Shylock in the very successful Shakespeare at the George production.
Mo Pearce, who died in 2007, was a pillar of the theatrical scene in Huntingdonshire, and her passing has been strongly felt by those who worked with her, particularly Shakespeare at The George and Brampton Park Theatre Company.
She was the Chairperson for both groups and demanded high standards from all their members.
A talented actor in her own right, she was best known in her later years as a director and many thespians in the local area have benefited from her experience, creativity and, at times, her unrelenting and exacting demands for perfection.
The annual bursary is offered in her memory.
Theatre Matters is a not-for-profit organisation providing high quality entertainment.
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