LEST WE FORGET by James Beagon at Buxton Fringe
From award-winning writer James Beagon, one family struggles to reconcile memories of their son with the truth in the aftermath of WW1. When Harry Ashwood was killed in battle, he was hailed as a hero. His surviving siblings are left with only their memories and the task of caring for their ageing mother. She relentlessly campaigns against the army for the right to bring her beloved boy home to rest. But is the mud of the Somme masking the man he truly was?
Aulos Productions is proud to be returning to the Buxton Fringe for the 3rd successive year, following the successes of the award-winning First Class in 2014 and the award-nominated Women of the Mourning Fields in 2015. Writer & Director James Beagon was raised locally in the nearby village of Marple Bridge, before moving to study at the University of Edinburgh. Graduating in 2014, he is now a prolific playwright, director and theatre practitioner, presenting shows throughout the year with Aulos Productions as well as working with local youth theatre groups.
Lest We Forget is a brand new play exploring ideas of commemoration and remembrance, asking people to question the difference between truth and legacy. It asks what being a solder in the Great War truly meant and how the absence of these figures took a toll on the people left behind in the immediate aftermath.
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Company: Aulos Productions
Venue: Underground Venues
Performance Dates & Times: Thursday 14th July – 5.30pm Friday 15th July – 1.30pm & Sunday 17th July – 1.30pm Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: £8 (£7 concession)