The Battle of the Somme was the longest and most costly land battle in British history, fought from 1 July to 18 November 1916.
Somme Theatre will see a community cast exploring the realities of life on the front line, and presenting a nightly show from 15 to 19 November in the Imperial War Museum Londonâ€™s dramatic glass-roofed atrium.
The Old Vic is looking for 85 volunteers to contribute to all aspects of the project: both on and off stage. Lambeth and Southwark residents willing to sign up for the war effort should come to The Old Vic (Stage Door) at 10am on Sunday 1 October for an informal audition.
All ages welcome from 14 yrs upwards. No experience is necessary just lots of enthusiasm.
Somme Theatre has been made possible through an award of Â£46,100 from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).