Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

30 June–30 April 2018

If They Ask Us, We’ll Never Tell Them – Armed Forces Day Performances Wolverhampton

10:30 am to 6:30 pm
St John's Square
Wolverhampton WV2 4BZ

“If They Ask Us, We’ll Never Tell Them”, is a trilogy of shows developed through research into the stories of every day people from Wolverhampton. People’s who’s lives weren’t so very extra-ordinary but echoed those of so many others up and down the land as Britain celebrated the end of the war to end all wars in 1918.

These performances are being staged as part of the Armed Forces Day community programme in Wolverhampton and as part of the 100th Anniversary commemorations of the end of WW1.

The three separate shows are being staged at three venues at different points in the day. The performances are being staged by over 50 young people from Central Youth Theatre and also by the Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir. Each show is no more than one hour in length. At each venue there will be community boards for audience members to share their personal histories of family members who have been affected by war.

“Everyone Sang”
St Johns Church
St John’s Square, Wolverhampton WV2 4BZ
(Staged in conjunction with the Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir)
A celebration of how music played a huge part in the lives of people who survived the war

“Roses of Wolverhampton”
The Courtyard, Living @ Sunbeam
Paul St, Wolverhampton WV2
(Please note this is an open air performance)
The Roses of Wolverhampton were the doctors and nurses who returned from the front to work at the Royal Hospital, with their working and personal lives completely changed by war..

“The Forgotten Returned”
St Peters Collegiate Church
Exchange Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1TS
When a Voluntary Aid Detachment worker meets an injured English soldier, their futures are changed forever.