Now On! Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st January
The Little Victory Ball Exhibition and Performances at Black Swan Arts in Frome
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The Little Victory Ball? The Great War
We'll bring a unique interactive World War I theatre show and museum directly to your event or your school. We educate and entertain using the words of those who lived through the 1914-18 war and whose efforts have ensured that we understand how the war was 'Remembered' at the time. It is a tribute to the women and families who kept their loved ones memories alive, and who visited the battlefields and cemeteries after the war to find solace and buy souvenirs to bring home.
The Cabinet of Curiosities
The memorials to the fallen in the Great War were not only found in National monuments but in domestic shrines in the home. Our museum has a tiny ‘front room’ with artefacts of Remembrance then walk into the Cabinet of Curiosities which holds an amazing collection of souvenirs and memorabilia, some of it made by soldiers and sent back to loved ones at home. Artefacts range from trench art, sweet heart jewellery, clothing, photographs, souvenirs and tell the extraordinary stories about the Cenotaph, street shrines, memorials and The Unknown Warrior.
Imagine a decadent 1920s travelling showman’s stage, velvet drapes, wooden floorboards and a cast who reveal the stories of women who all had a role to play in the construction of Remembrance. The yellow tinged munitionette Ethel celebrating Armistice Day by attending a Grand Victory Ball, Elsie explaining The Great Silence in 1919 and Dottie watching the unveiling of the Cenotaph in 1920.
"Simply told and profoundly moving, illustrated with songs & spectacle and even humour, it's an ideal show for families with children of any age"- Chrysse Morrison
"A small stage and a big act" - Oscar, aged 9
"This show warmed the cockles of my heart" - Shindi
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