Rage, Tears & Cider - Peace Day 1919
This original play is to be performed on the weekend when the country will celebrate the end of the Great War.
Set in Sturminster Newton on a single day, Peace Day 1919, the play uses both real and fictional characters to examine some of the social and emotional effects of the War on those left behind.
Those familiar with the history of Sturminster Newton may recognise the names of Mary Lowndes, Charlie Stride, Rev. Algernon Ward, Montague Scott-Williams and Sarah Fudge.
Specially commissioned, Rage, Tears and Cider is written by Tony Benge and Sue Ashby. Craig White directs a collective team of local actors, who are Taboo Theatre Commpany. Taboo came into being in 2006 performing Colder Than Here by Laura Wade in a production that toured across the UK for five years. This is their third subsequent production.
Rage, Tears and Cider is generously supported by Sturminster Newton Town Council, SturQuest Enterprises and the Dorset Rural Fund.