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Penton's Heroes Community Theatre Project

(September 2014 - May 2015)

A dramatic interpretation of Penton's Heroes by Rod Eggington.

Penton's Heroes Community Theatre ProjectPenton's Players drama group commemorated the century of The First World War by performing a special play marking the stories of some of the village's fallen heroes. Now Heritage director Emma Golby-Kirk enjoyed working with the group to find imaginative ways to convey the horrors of war from the confines of a village hall. The play was an interpretation of Rod Eggington's book, Penton's heroes, penned by Forest Forge Artistic Director David Howarth.



Neville
Hev
Judith
John
Pam
Heather
Karen
Kian
Ken
Penton's Heroes opening scene
All at the Fair at Weyhill
Harvest time, Penton estate, 1914
A dance!
So who lives in penton in 1914?
A day trip to Southsea to dip your toe in the English Channel ...
Never forget this day!
The poor live hand to mouth
Barracky Bill the soldier had never been to war ....
Penton Hospital
Penton Hospital
Dearest Eileen
But what are my orders, Sir?
George, is that you?
Dressing Station



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