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The Little Victory Ball performs to a full house at the Black Swan

Black Swan Arts in Bridge Street was packed on Saturday night 24th January for a performance by The Little Victory Ball, a Frome-based travelling theatre and museum.

The play is a unique account of what happened after World War One, told through the experiences of four women.

Using song, poetry and actual words reported at the time, the actors took the audience, who were aged eight to 80, from the Armistice and the start of Remembrance to the burial of the Unknown Warrior.

After the show the actors talked to the audience while still in character; Ethel in her party frock, Elsie wandering around confused and lonely.

A member of the audience commented, “It was so intimate; you felt you got to know these women. I was holding back the tears”, “This show is not to be missed – brilliant for all ages” said Kate Plowman and teacher Simon Briston, wrote, “What a thoughtful and informative evening. I was moved by the acting, and made to remember so much about that era.”

Sioux How, one of the actors, who also wrote the show, talked about the WW1 artefacts and memorabilia that were on display in the museum, shown in public for the first time. The exhibits belonged to a private collector.

For more information about The Little Victory Ball visit www.thelittlevictoryball.com. To find out about what is happening at Black Swan Arts go to www.blackswan.org.uk.

 

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