Hold Your Peace
June 11th 2018
Set in the summer of 1919 during preparations for a ‘Peace Tea’ garden party, Hold Your Peace tells a thought-provoking tale of the impact of the Great War (1914-1918) on the lives and loves of the residents of The Orchards, and the untold stories of the lives of learning disabled people during the Great War.
The horrendous loss of life was unprecedented and brought devastating changes to those at home and this, of course, included learning disabled people.
Performed by Headway Arts Theatre Co. Directed and designed by Allie Walton-Robson. Script Consultant: Dave Napthine.
Headway Arts is a multi-award winning arts company based in Blyth, Northumberland. Since 1995 Headway Arts has made authentic, inspiring and meaningful work through their high quality inclusive working methods. This latest piece of entertaining original theatre puts learning disabled actors centrestage and is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Queen’s Hall Arts.
‘life affirming stuff‘ Sound Ideas Media
‘heartwarming…Headway Arts really showcases talent and creativity ‘ Helen Richardson, BBC
When: Tuesday 10th July 7.30pm
Where: Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Tickets: £8.50 – direct from QueensHall.co.uk
Hold Your Peace is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Queen’s Hall Arts