Four Families of the Fallen – Special Original Plays
Four Weybridge Families of the Fallen
Four Families of the Fallen is a community theatre project about Weybridge families, to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War
Our short dramatisations are all inspired by REAL PEOPLE and based on TRUE EVENTS.
Roll Of Honour At Weybridge Church Inspires Great War Project
A group of amateur actors are set step into the shoes of some of the family members of Weybridge’s servicemen who were killed in the First World War, for a special performance marking 100 years since the end of the Great War.
Inspired by the wooden roll of honour at St James’ Parish Church, Weybridge, and based on real lives and event, Four Families of the Fallen is a special performance by Quick Fix Theatre of four original 10-minute plays that explores the realities of the Weybridge Home Front.
Devised by the cast using parish records, archived newspaper articles and academic papers, Four Families takes place in the immediate run up to Weybridge’s 1918 memorial service, which took place at the end of July that year.
This includes people like Reverend Buller, the former Rector of St James’ Church who presided over the memorial service; Mrs Brown, the community stalwart and wife of a former headmaster at St James’ School; and Mr Willis a local businessman who appealed to town’s tribunals to save his livelihood.
The performances, which take place in Weybridge, Walton and Esher on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September, are the culmination of an innovative, nine-month community theatre project designed to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Supported by The RC Sherriff Trust, a charity that works to advance the arts across Elmbridge, and led by volunteers with Quick Fix Theatre, working with a professional director, the cast of adults have immersed themselves in First World War local history to create four compelling stories will reveal untold or forgotten stories about Weybridge’s local history.
Each of plays is a researched dramatization that will give audiences a brief glimpse into some of the personal stories of four different Weybridge families, but all connected in some way to the wooden roll of honour — the same roll of honour visitors to St James’ Church can see today.
For the whole cast, this project has been an eye-opening experience of what life was really like for the families of Great War Weybridge and others on British Home Front.
By building our plays around historical records, we’re touching on aspects of social history that just aren’t taught in school and we’ve uncovered some uncomfortable home truths about life on the Weybridge Home Front.”
Pete Allen, director of The RC Sherriff Trust, said: “The Trust is the legacy of the RC Sherriff, who shot to fame in 1928 with Journey’s End – a play about the Great War that was included in the National Theatre’s list of the 100 most influential pieces of theatre of the 20th Century.
It is fitting therefore, in this, the Trust’s 25th year and the centenary of the end of the First World War, that we’re enabling a group of community performers to create and perform a new piece of theatre that will give modern audiences an exciting way to connect with Great War.”
The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames
Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Start Time: 2pm.
Address: Manor Rd, Walton-on-Thames Surrey KT12 2PF
St George’s Church, Esher
Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Start Time: 2pm.
Address: Esher Park Avenue, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9PX
St James’ Parish Church, Weybridge
Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Start Time: 5pm.
Address: Church Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DN
*St James’ Parish Church, Weybridge is the setting for two out of the four plays and it’s home to the memorial that originally inspired the project.
Tickets are only £2
The four plays will be performed back-to-back at venues across Elmbridge and all proceeds will go to support the work of The RC Sherriff Trust.
Tickets for the Riverhouse performance are available via the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre website or box office.
Tickets for the other performances can be reserved by emailing email@example.com or calling The R C Sherriff Trust on 01932 229 996
Please mention the All About Weybridge website when you contact Riverhouse or The R C Sherriff Trust
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About Our Film Society
Walton and Weybridge Film Society meet at roughly three-weekly intervals on Wednesday evenings, commencing at 8pm at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hurst Grove (off Hepworth Way), Walton-on-Thames to watch well regarded (mostly recent) films that have probably not been shown in our local cinemas. The programme for this season is listed in the application form (see below).
The venue is owned by Elmbridge Council and used mainly by amateur dramatic societies but it is also very suitable for film shows, with tiered seating and the usual amenities.
Refreshments are provided without charge in a side room after each show and film club members are invited to discuss their reactions to the movie with the Committee and other members.
If you live in Walton or Weybridge or close to this area (for example Hersham, Shepperton, Cobham, Esher), why not join us?
If you would like to join our Film Society, please print off This Application Form and mention the All About Weybridge website.
Early Membership Discount
Join and pay your club subscription by 25th August 2018 for an ‘early bird’ discount of £2 (single member) and £4 (double membership).