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Don’t miss this chance to see the Stag Youth Theatre tell the story of World War One

YOUNG actors from the Stag Youth Theatre are touring Sevenoaks schools this week, in a new play about the history of World War One, and there’s a special public performance this Saturday 17 November at 7pm, at the Stag Theatre.

‘Great Power’ is an action packed and educational history of World War One, telling the story of how the war began, the key battles across land, sea and air – and why it was illegal to hurt a pigeon! This short play is performed by 12 talented members of the Stag Youth Theatre as part of ‘Sevenoaks Remembers’, a Stag Theatre Arts Festival to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.

Written by the youth theatre’s director, Simon Cossons, the play is touring to Trinity School, Seal Primary, Knole Academy, Amherst Primary, St Thomas Primary, St Lawrence Primary, Lady Boswell’s Primary, Otford Primary, and Hilden Oak Primary.

The entire show fits in the back of a van, and the 12 actors are unloading, setting up, performing, and packing away twice a day, every day this week. Other members of the youth theatre are also touring with the show, running the technical side of the production, and 14-year-old Ollie Chugg composed modern soundtrack based on old wartime music, especially for the play.

On Monday morning, Seal Primary School teacher Miss Stuart said: “You really brought history to life, absolutely superb”, and one of her students added: “They made it really easy to understand, the acting and the set helped make WW1 make sense.”

After the show visited Trinity School on Monday afternoon, teacher Miss Searle said: “The show was fantastic and everyone keeps saying how interesting it was.”

‘Great Power’ is playing for one performance only, this Saturday 17 November at 7pm, at the Stag Theatre Sevenoaks. Tickets are £8 and £5.

You can book tickets online by CLICKING HERE

Call the box off on:  01732 450175

Or call into The Stag in London Road, Sevenoaks

The cast of Great Power with pupils from Knole Academy and Sevenoaks Town Mayor Roderick Hogarth.

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