London SE1 community website

Forgotten Voices of the Great War

This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.

Forgotten Voices is Malcolm McKay's stage version of Max Arthur's best-selling book, Forgotten Voices of the Great War, taken from oral testimony of veterans of the First World War as given to researchers of the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive in the 1970s.

McKay has distilled these extraordinary and powerful witness statements into the voices of six characters who will be played by Clive Mantle, Richard McCabe, Peter Gunn, William Armstrong and Phyllis Logan.

Each of the performances will movingly reveal the memories of the glorious recruitment at the beginning of the war, through to the killing fields of the Somme, the terrifying mud of Paschendale, the gas attacks, the hunger at home, the munitions factories and finally the relief and muted joy of victory in a war that had claimed more lives than any other in history.

  • 7pm
  • £7 (£5)

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
infowhat's on @map

This belongs to

This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up