Paulerspury Players presents Looking Glass Theatre’s KILLED, on Armistice Day, Friday 11th November, in Paulerspury Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Tickets are only £5.00 for a true story, brilliantly presented and incredibly moving.
A young British “Tommy” gets separated from his battalion during an attack on an enemy position – is it misfortune or cowardice?
Public Comments about the play ‘Killed’:
- “Raw emotion throughout”
- “Compelled to watch it again”
- “A first class performance”
- “Very thought provoking, extremely powerful, brilliantly staged and performed. The silence at the end of the play was indicative of how strong the effect of the play was on the audience – applause did not seem right after such an emotional end”
The play is based on a true story found in a book called ‘The Thin Yellow Line’ by William Moore.
Billy Dean, a young British “Tommy” during WW1, gets separated from his battalion during an attack on an enemy position, and is subsequently sentenced to be shot for cowardice. The play starts the night before Billy’s execution, and through a series of flashbacks the action cross cuts between The Western Front and a Munition’s Factory in England where Billy’s wife May works.
Was Billy’s fate misfortune or cowardice? It will be up to the audience to decide for themselves.