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.
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