When: 7th & 8th July 2011 at 8pm
Where: The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
£: 12 (concessions 10)
What is it?
Talbot House, written and directed by Peter Gill, is a feelgood family play set during the Great War.
During the First World War Talbot House in Poperinge, Belgium, a few short miles behind the front line became a haven for thousands of allied troops. It was a ‘home from home’ where they could enjoy some of the comforts of home and remember the men that they really were. Run by a diminutive chaplain named Tubby Clayton the house became known by its army signaller’s code of Toc H and ultimately would be the inspiration for the association with that name.
With the aid of poetry and music from the Great War, the play aims to give the audience a taste of the atmosphere that was felt by the troops that visited the house.
More info: www.oldjointstocktheatre.co.uk