Big Script show – Home Fires Burning

Saturday, 5th December 2015

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Big Script Writers meet fortnightly at St Anne’s in Moseley to support each other to develop new dramatic work for stage, screen and audio. Their new show, Home Fires Burning is a truly
Midlands endeavour, funded by Arts Council England, with local writers, performers and director.

Intrigue, excitement and heartbreak are entwined in a new WW1 show at the Mockingbird Theatre in the Custard Factory, Birmingham during Remembrance Week. Set in 1915, this brand new series of short plays penned by local writers from Big Script and performed by local actors, explores the
impact of the Great War on family life, women’s rights and even on scientific research. Why did the suffragettes find themselves recruiting for the army? Who tried to stop scientists unleashing poison gas in the trenches? And how did people cope with traumatised soldiers and the loss of loved ones in a foreign land?

World War 1 wardens will light the way from the car park to the theatre.
Home Fires Burning is directed by Ian Craddock. Writers include BBC Doctors writer Liz John who is joined by Julia Wright, Martin Drury, Andy Alsop and Andrew McCoy.

Liz John