Theatre

Letters from the Front

Based on the book Thirty-odd Feet Below Belgium by Arthur Stockwin

Directed by Martin Berry and Gloria Lowe

Edith Ainscow and Geoffrey Boothby have only four incomplete days together before Geoffrey goes to the Front to work for the Royal Engineer Tunnellers below the Ypres Salient. Over the next 18 months, hope is sustained and a relationship blossoms through their letters which are full of life. They joke and tease, share articles they have read, music and shows they enjoyed; and they fall in love.

This real-life romance is personal, universal and poignantly beautiful. Followed by a post-show discussion with the directors.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England; The Royal Holloway Student Workshop; The Fenton Arts Trust; Coventry University.

Approx. 1 hour (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+ (includes themes that some audience members may find distressing)