Written by Stephanie Dale
Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Cast: Tim Laycock, Jane McKell, Steve Rollins and Ieuan Jeffcott
Stage Manager: Marina Kilby
ASM: Georgina Riley
Design: Annette Sumption
Music: Tim Laycock and period archive
Toured autumn 2014
PASSION – A gripping new piece of theatre with live music – five incredible stories of families affected by war. The play has been created using real testimony from people: who’ve fought in Afghanistan; who’ve waved their child off to fight; who’ve discovered a WW1 relative’s diary. Intertwined with extensive research and dusted with talent this is affecting theatre at its best.
AsOne Theatre Company’s project 2014/15 ‘PASSION’ has live music, song and film and timed for the anniversary of the start of WW1 and the planned final exit of UK troops from Afghanistan. Funding in place from Arts Council England, The Heritage Lottery Fund, West Dorset District Council. It was premiered at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester and toured from Wednesday 8 October 2014 – throughout wider Wessex and into Gloucester, London, Bath and Bristol – until our finale in Weymouth in November 2014.
“Intertwining stories from the First World War and the 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.”