Your Country Needs You

This play explores the politics behind the outbreak of the war through to the Battle of the Somme, using sketches and vignettes to follow the fate of a ‘Pals’ Battalion leaving England’s shores for the fields of Northern France.

Using original source materials and Interweaving songs, sketches, poetry and prose from the time the play examines the effects of war on those directly involved at home and at the front.

This play is booked by both primary and secondary schools and is available this Autumn Term 2017.

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Thank you very much, a truly sensational educational experience – Saxmundham Free School, Suffolk IP17.

The guys just left, the play was brilliant- very educational but also funny, engaging and full of the culture from the war. Very well put together, not sure how the actors maintained their energy, it was especially good for our boys to see 2 young men singing, dancing and showing such confidence when fooling around – Oakwood Park Grammar School , Kent ME16

We had Year 5 watching as well as Years 6 & 7, and it was testimony to the standard and entertainment value of the production that all of these children, even the youngest, were pretty hooked (and singing along) for the best part of an hour in a subject that is actually quite complex but that was made to seem very accessible. That is a great feat! So thank you! – Thomas’s School, Clapham SW11

With singing, powerful role play, songs and humour, the two man cast played a range of characters and told the sad story of the Royal Scots Footballers’ Battalion. They taught us plenty, made us laugh and then feel like crying – thank you for an inspiring performance – North Lakes School, Cumbria CA11

Yesterday was a great experience for our school.
Pupils and staff learnt a lot about the lead up to The Battle of the Somme. They shed tears over soldiers writing home the night before the battle. – Dalry School, Castle Douglas DG7 3UX

The feedback that I have had from my staff has been amazing – Hanmer Primary School, Wrexham SY13

Once again thank you. We really enjoyed the opportunity.
Thank you so much for a wonderful, educational experience! – Hoole St Michael’s Primary School, Preston PR4

Well worth while! Just right for the Centenary Year! Packed with information. Fantastic quality of presentation. – King’s House School, Richmond TW10

Really enjoyed the play. Very pacey and humorous without being flippant. – Ratcliffe College, Ratcliffe on the Wreake LE7

This was perfect for our enrichment week on WW1. Thanks – Abbots Hill School, Hemel Hempstead HP3

I would consider (strongly) inviting the group back to perform to the rest of the school. – Combs Middle School, Stowmarket IP14

We thought your performance was awesome and fitted in perfectly with our studies in Yr 6 & WW1 and the poetry. – The King John School, Thrapston NN14

Really pleased we booked Quantum Theatre – you never disappoint. The quality, research & delivery was excellent. – Holbrook Primary School, Holbrook IP9

We were delighted with the production & all the arrangements. I will recommend it to other Heads of History in Surrey. – St Bede’s School, Redhill RH1

It was fantastic and included humour, hard facts and poignancy – perfect. – Barfield School, Farnham GU10

Just a quick line to say how very grateful we were for the trouble you took to fit our booking in for yesterday; it was an absolutely excellent production, skilfully written and brilliantly performed. I would recommend it to any school (although in fact I think it deserves a wider audience). – Lockers Park School, Hemel Hempstead HP1

Please could you thank the actors involved in the WW1 theatre production. It was a great performance and the students gave very positive feedback. – St Paul’s Way Trust, London E3

Professional actors who arrived on time, very cooperative and worked well with what they had. Superb for a 2 man band! – Saint Gabriel’s College, London SW9

I just wanted to drop you an email to say how fantastic the performance of the Somme was yesterday. Our girls really enjoyed it and will, I am sure, have gained a better and more ‘real’ understanding of the events – Withington Girls’ School, Manchester M14

OUR REQUIREMENTS: A space approximately 15ft x 15ft at one end of a school hall (raised or on the flat is fine) and access to a plug socket. Actors will introduce themselves to office staff on arrival and need their small van as close as possible to the performance area for loading and unloading.

SET-UP TIME: 45 minutes
DURATION: 60 – 65 minutes
PACK-UP TIME: 30 minutes
AUDIENCE LIMIT: 300

PRICES Please call or email us with your requirements as we often have special offers depending on where in the UK you’re based and when you want your show.

We invoice by post or email after the event and all our fees are fully inclusive apart from VAT.

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