Explore the story of theatre during the First World War and discover long-forgotten plays.
During the First World War just under 3000 new plays were written and licensed for performance across England, Scotland and Wales. Over a quarter of these dealt with the war. Most of these plays have been long forgotten. However by reading, researching and re-staging them we can gain unique new insights into life during the Great War.
Using the Great War Theatre project website you can:
- Browse and search thousands of plays written and performed during the First World War across Scotland, England and Wales.
- Download playscripts to read and perform.
- Learn about theatre and the war through our blog
- Get Involved in uncovering our lost theatrical and wartime past.
As the Great War Theatre is an ongoing project, the database is constantly being added to by our volunteer and academic researchers. To find out more click here.