*** ONE DAY ONLY - SUNDAY 13TH MAY ***
Step back to 1917 and witness the secret history of Deptford’s conscientious objectors during the Great War.
On trial for their religion, politics, and human conscience; relive the secret hearings of men who resisted being drafted into the armed forces in the midst of a conflict that would shape the world.
Written by College Historian and Professor in Media & Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London - Tim Crook brings to life the Brockley postman who said no, the Deptford padre who won a VC saving lives in No Man's Land, the Labour activist who made the ultimate sacrifice and became Deptford's first woman Mayor, the press baron who plotted to have the 'conchies' shot at dawn and the Mayor who said yes.
Based on genuine research which is revealing striking new details that paint a vivid picture of local life during one of the most turbulent periods in world history.
Dover Arts Development Ltd are very pleased to be working with The Land Trust at Fort Burgoyne and Barry O'Brian from Dover Tales, to bring this performance, by Creative Vortex to Dover. The day proves to be a very immersive experience.
Venue: Fort Burgoyne, Fort Burgoyne Road, Guston, Dover, CT15 5LP
Tickets: £10, Concs £7
(+ EventBrite Booking Fee)
CW: Strong language and themes