Great War Theatre

Cheerio Gretna: Theatre at the Factory by Stuart Gibbs

In this blog post, Stuart Gibbs, one of the project’s volunteers, shares his research into the burgeoning theatre scene in Gretna.  As commemorations for the Great War continue, great emphasis has been placed on the home front and in particular the experiences of the munitions workers. Of the many centres for arms production during this period… continued →

A Researcher’s Tale by Mike Waters

In this blog post, Mike Waters, one of the project’s volunteer researchers, shares his experience – and some of the extensive challenges, as well as unexpected discoveries in tracing long-forgotten plays and playwrights. I volunteered for the Great War Theatre project after spending many years researching my family history and finding several forebears who died in… continued →

War plays in the Netherlands 1914-1918 by Dr. Ad van der Logt

Did you know that more than 40 war plays were written or performed in the Netherlands during the Great War? That’s an average of 8 each year! The first reactions Already in August 1914 the famous Dutch socialist playwright Herman Heijermans (1864-1924) wrote three sketches: Brief in den schemer (Letter in twilight), De buikspreker (The… continued →