We Need Your Help with PASSION

PASSION: A story of Love and War 100 years Apart

Passion_Poster2PoppyAsOne Theatre Company need WW1 and Present-day Afghanistan stories of soldiers and their families for a new play commission

Has your family lived or are you living in Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Wiltshire or Somerset and have either family connections or direct stories to tell about WW1 or the present-day Afghanistan Conflict?

Dorset based, Award winning, AsOne Theatre Company www.as-onetheatre.co.uk is looking for real stories from Wessex families as research to write a brand new theatre play interweaving these stories; as well as create pod-casts and a radio documentary as a legacy along with a creative team of standing and experience. Playwright, Stephanie Dale; director Peter Leslie Wild, and Composer/Musician Tim Laycock are joining forces with Artistic Director/producer Jane McKell commissioned by AsOne Theatre Company to write, produce and tour ‘PASSION’ –

“Intertwining stories from the First World War and the present Afghan War, Passion integrates genuine memories, original live music and song to create a poignant, sometimes funny, vivid and surprising take on the effect of war on combatants and families alike.”

AsOne need families willing to talk openly about their own experience as a soldier or what it is like to have children, husbands, fathers or brothers and sisters away fighting or defending in a foreign land; and then home safe, injured or maybe who have lost loved ones to the conflict. We would like to talk with you about stories, photos and diaries handed down by relatives, who were involved in WW1 in Europe including Gallipoli or Russia. Maybe they have more recent experience with the Afghanistan conflict. All research will be handled sensitively and with respect, and people’s anonymity will be preserved if that is what is requested. All names will be changed in the play.

Please can people contact us by writing to: info@as-onetheatre.co.uk
AsOne Theatre Company ‘Talbothays’, 3, Osmington Lodge, Osmington, Weymouth Dorset DT3 6EX

or Mob: 0777 873 7700

AsOne Theatre Company’s next exciting project 2014/15 ‘PASSION’ will have live music, song and film and is in development timed for the anniversary of the start of WW1 and the planned exit from Afghanistan. If funding is successful we shall be premiering and touring this production in the autumn of 2014 throughout wider Wessex and into Gloucester, Oxford, Bath and Bristol. Then in 2015 we plan a national tour.

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