Libraries on Wirral to show last year’s award winning drama.
The short documentary DVD about the making of the production and its festival journey will also be available to view at main libraries during remembrance week. (Check libraries for details)
The play is now licensed by NODA www.noda.org.uk. A DVD of the making of the production, as seen on this page, by Estelle Condliff (Capristar productions) is now available for a minimal price of £1 to cover posting and packaging. A CD of the audio/ radio broadcast of the play are also available, as is the song Petals On The Wind, as seen on this page, sung by Stef Keilaus and accompanied by Pete Cunningham. Listen to the song here
Remembrance Day is now licensed by NODA for the amateur stage and all enquires about performances and scripts should be made to them.
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To view more photos from the event go to the Gallery.
Petals on the Wind
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Remembrance Day making of
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Press Release details
- A modern narrative of bullying and anti-social behaviour
- A ghostly tale of past generations
- A family story of a father and son's broken relationship
- A universal fable of war, death and hope.
Hand in Hand Theatre Production's new play -
REMEMBRANCE DAY by Bev Clark is a poignant poetic drama of conflict, secrets, love and salvation.
With a strong cast and an original soundtrack, this one act play offers an atmospheric, moving and enigmatic piece of theatre, which explores many issues and themes.
“It is the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month
A time to remember...
Each generation inherits the mistakes of past generations.
Who is the figure in the half-light who inhabits the shadows and echoes?
A journey back in time to make a footprint in the future.”
Continuing their work in joining communities in performance Hand in Hand Theatre Productions are delighted to be premiering this production at The Leverhulme Drama Festival on Friday 1st May at The Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight. 7pm It will then embark on a short tour of Wirral schools and venues including Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port as part of their "Generations" project on Wednesday 17th June.
photography - Jean-Pierre Magloire
Award winning play
- Winners of The Leverhulme Drama Festival (Leverhulme Trophy)
- Winner of Best Actor (The Gladstone Theatre Trust cup) James Wodfinden
- Winners of The Merseyside Finalist Trophy (The Gertrude Usher Trophy)
- Winners of N.W. Finals for Best Production (British Drama League. Magrath Trophy)
- Winners of The N.W. Finals for Best Presentation (The Barbara Williamson Trophy)
- Winners for Best Décor/presentation (All England Theatre Festival.Harry Mellor Trophy)
Also "Commended" in the Geoffrey Whitworth Competition.
On The Air
On 11th November Armistice Day, the production was broadcasted on VINTAGE RADIO and 7 WAVES COMMUNITY RADIO as a special programme for Remembrance Day. Recorded at Whitby studios in Ellesmere Port.
Funds for you Wirral Forums.
CAST of REMEMBRANCE DAY with Edward Brady from SHELL UK and representatives from the British Legion taken at Action Transport Theatre June 09; Photographed by Jean Pierre Magloire.
In the 1960s David played with The Tabs making appearances at the famous Cavern Club. In 1964 they won a Music Echo contest and appeared on "Ready Steady Go" - The cult 1960's TV show. After working as a chartered accountant, David opened Rox Records in 1973 and in 1978 they issued a single "Boss Man" by the Mutants, which reached the punk/new wave top 5. In 1981 he expanded to Rox Video. (the first video hire shop in Wirral). In 2003, David joined WKLOS appearing in Titanic -The Musical and Seussical-The Musical (Liverpool Empire). After part-time courses at L.I.P.A in drama and musical theatre he joined Bebington Dramatic Society appearing in Roleplay, Art and Improbable Fiction (Gladstone Theatre). In 2008 and again this year, he has organised the sell-out "Liverpool Tribute to Buddy Holly" at The Philharmonic Hall.
Michael began performing at fifteen with The Port Sunlight Players (Gladstone Theatre) He went on to play lead roles in many musicals including - Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma, Half a Sixpence, Camelot, The Merry Widow, Me and My Girl, Kiss Me Kate to name but a few. His Shakespearean credits include - Romeo, Feste, Petruchio and Oberon and other drama credits - Laurie Lee (Cider With Rosie) Mozart (Amedaeus) Darcy (Pride & Prejudice) and in 2003 he play Jesus in the highly-acclaimed Chester Mystery Plays.
CHRISTOPHER LEE POWER
Originally from Rock Ferry, Christopher trained at Richmond Drama School (London) and gained an Oxford Diploma. He then attended courses at RADA in classical and method acting. He has worked extensively in Shakespeare and radio and last year appeared in the acclaimed "Winter's Tale" in Birkenhead Park. He has just published his autobiography "Breaking Free From The Street to The Stage", which documents how, after experiencing a rebellious teenage life of crime, violence and abuse, his Christian faith and love of theatre helped him make a new life. He now lives locally with his wife and son and continues to act, teach and direct
James is an A level student at The Oldershaw School, Wallasey. He has already had a wealth of musical experience in his school productions with credits in Little Shop Of Horrors, Policeman's Ball, Oliver! (Mr Bumble), and most recently, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys & Dolls. He has also appeared in Michelle and Friends (1999 Liverpool Empire) and has reached the finals of the Vale Park Talent Competition every year from 2001 to 2008. He is currently a member of The Totally Talented Community Music Workshop with whom he regularly sings as lead vocalist and with them he also appeared in Hand in Hand's production of All Along The River 2008. James hopes to go to university and train as a drama teacher.
Edward is a student at Clarence High School in Formby and also attends The Alison Clayton School of Dance. He takes classes in Disco, jazz and musical theatre and will be working on their pantomime after this. He has also attended summer academies in 2004 and 2005. He lives with his family in Birkenhead.
Liz came along to rehearsals with her son Edward and is now a valued member of the company. Prompting, remembering the props! ( and she makes a lovely cuppa)
After doing some acting in his teens, Luke joins the company as backstage crew and non-speaking parts. When he is not helping us he is assisting a professional wrestling show.
A budding screenwiter, Jessi is part of our crew and company and has a particular interest in the filming of the production. He has been an extra in a film made in Liverpool.
Michaela Pool (Designer)
Michaela is currently an undergraduate at Uni of Central Lancashire and studying design at Hugh Baird College Liverpool. She has a particular love of theatre, so as part of her study module she has chosen to work with Hand-in-Hand on work experience and make Remembrance Day her final project.
Andy Taylor (Darkscape) - soundtrack.
Andy Taylor composed the atmospheric soundtrack for Remembrance Day after having worked on the sound for Bev's play "Stealing Me" last year. The Adjudicator's award was in recognition of sound, lighting and presentation.
We are delighted to be assisted by Backstage Theatre Supplies Ltd, who offer their expertise in lighting, set, stage-management and sound. We continue to have a successful partnership with them as they have worked with us on "Stealing Me " and "All Along The River" in 2008.
Bev Clark (writer /director)
Details of Bev's other work can be viewed by following links for "Stealing Me" and "All Along The River." REMEMBRANCE DAY was originally written in 2006 and Bev is delighted to have the opportunity to premiere this production at the Leverhulme Drama Festival again, and then to take the production on a regional tour beginning at Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port in June
"The cast, crew and committee have been wonderful to work with - thank you all for your hard work"