Date(s) - 12/10/2018
Hartley Arts Group
Type of Event: Production
Start Time: 19:30
Start Date: 12th October 2018
End Date: 20th October 2018
Add Any Other Dates and Times: 12,13,18,19,20 Oct
Name of the Event: Celebrating Centenaries – An Evening to Remember!
Group Name: Hartley Arts Group
Name of Venue: Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney
Street: West Green Road
City or Town: Hook
Region: South East
Country: United Kingdom
Description of Event: “Celebrating Centenaries – An evening to remember”. Three one act plays including drama, comedy, song and dance as a tribute to WW1, the RAF, the WI and the Suffragettes.
OCT 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th
£16pp incl fish and chips supper
Performance starts at 7.30pm
“How The Vote Was Won” by Cicely Hamilton & Christopher St John
In 1918 women over 30 and men over 21 won the right to vote in British elections. In 1928 the franchise was extended to include all women over 21.
This play was and remains one of the most popular and well known suffrage plays. It is set in the living room of Horace and Ethel Cole in Brixton, London, on the day of a general women’s strike called by Suffragettes because the Government has said that women do not need votes as they are all looked after by men! A play that highlights the absurd beliefs and contradictions of the time with with wit, humour and elements of farce.
“Lions and Donkeys” by Steve Harper
September 1918 on the Western Front and Tommy Atkins and Dave Rawlings, struggling to stay alive until the end of World War I, receive an unexpected visit from Lieutenant Hargreaves announcing that Tommy is to be awarded the Military Medal. Why, then, are they so keen to see the back of him and who is the strange Icelandic character who enters the scene, brandishing a sausage!
“After the flags and bands” by Allan Williams
Throughout the First World War we follow the women left at home, through letters and monologues, as their good companionship helps them cope with the devastating events on the Western Front.
A great evening’s entertainment and an opportunity to remember these important events from our past.
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Website Address: http://www.hartleyartsgroup.me.uk