My Grandfather's Great War / War Notes at Tristan Bates

Seabright Productions presents My Grandfather's Great War / War Notes, a double bill of drama and music exploring the real lives of soldiers, from World War One to the present day, at the Tristan Bates Theatre, a fringe venue in Covent garden, central London from 2 to 20 Nov 2010.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz these two contrasting works pay homage to our soldiers and to examine conflict’s morality and reality. With material representing four generations of soldiers including diary entries from Cameron Stewart’s grandfather who fought in World War II, to letters home from soldiers who died for their country in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

MY GRANDFATHER’S GREAT WAR is adapted and directed by David Benson from the diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart. The World War One diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart meet the contemporary perspective of his grandson, the actor Cameron Stewart, who steps into his Grandfather’s shoes to perform excerpts from his war diary.

WAR NOTES, a cabaret by Lili La Scala. Piano by Michael Roulston. Lili La Scala interweaves classic wartime songs with excerpts from the final letters home from soldiers who have died in recent conflicts.

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