J.M. Barrie’s A Well Remembered Voice on tour

  Contributed by Andrew Maunder Our production of J.M. Barrie’s play about spiritualism, A Well Remembered Voice, is heading out on tour in autumn 2016. A co-production with IO Theatre, it combi...

Back to the Front Project – Handmaidens of Death

As part of the Abbot’s Langley’s ‘Back to the Front’ project the Flatpack Theatre Company will be performing Herbert Tremaine’s Handmaidens of Death, a First World War play which deals with the exper...

Voices of the Great War, Lakeside Theatre

Contributed by Rachel Duffett – 27th May It was fascinating to watch theatre practitioners and drama students gather together in the Lakeside Theatre last week to embark on the ‘Voices of the G...

Gertrude Jennings: Human Comedy Human Conflict

Barry Edwards has been researching the life and work of playwright Gertrude Jennings. She was a successful writer whose plays have been unjustly neglected since the peak of her fame in the first thir...

Researching Actors and Military Service

In this account, Andrew Maunder, who is researching actors and music-hall performers who served in the forces, describes some of the issues which have emerged over the course of his enquiries. He wou...

The Important Man in a White Coat

Working with University of Hertfordshire’s Professor Owen Davies, Newcastle-based Cap-a-Pie developed a new theatre piece inspired by Everyday Lives in War. Cap a Pie chose to explore the role ...

A community collaboration. Wheathampstead’s War.

Across the country, local researchers are collecting stories about their communities during the First World War. In this article, Terry Pankhurst tells how the research that he and his wife, Margaret...

Theatre and Entertainment

Theatre and Entertainment During the First World War Contributed by Andrew Maunder It is difficult to ignore the hold which theatrical entertainment had on the public in the war years. There were ple...

Staging the First World War workshop

2 November 2014 ‘Staging the First World War’ was organised and hosted by the Everyday Lives in War centre at the University of Hertfordshire on 15 October. This workshop, led by Dr Andrew Maun...