The Thankful Village
An original comedy-drama by Kate Bramley (ex-Hull Truck Theatre) with music by (SONY Radio Academy Award Winner) Jez Lowe.
Badapple Theatre’s THE THANKFUL VILLAGE shows clearly what this Yorkshire-based company has learned, after spending a fruitful decade honing their skills in presenting original and inspirational theatre in a small-scale, yet impressive and stimulating style.
Away from the horrors and deathly din of the trenches, the women of a rural English community face the prospect of being left behind, to cope as their men-folk march off to Flanders. Each one faces up to the challenges in her own way, with resilience, humour, a sense of duty and whatever vestiges of hope she can muster, as the years pass by and they wait anxiously for news of their loved ones far away. They cannot know that their village will end the war as one of a very few similar communities, for which fate has reserved a special place in history.
Performed here in a relaxed reading from home by Frances Tither, Zoe Land and Sarah Raine.