Hoby’s Great War – a theatrical interpretation

email-versionHoby & District Local History Society presented a Theatrical revue called Hoby’s Great War on Saturday 16 May 20215 in All Saints Church, Hoby. The multi-media theatrical revue demonstrated how the Hoby community was affected during the First World War. Performed in the Church, with scenes set in the Church, pubs, chapel, institute, farms, school, houses, river and fields, it was designed to make you laugh and cry; above all it entertained.

See a short version of the revue here: Hoby Great War

Anne Thomas and Suzanne Fleming

Anne Thomas and Suzanne Fleming

_MG_1256

Miranda Turner-Pope and Angus Walker

Enid Boesser

Enid Boesser

Schoolmaster Charles Wheatley

Angus Walker

_MG_1257

George Allsop and Alan Morris

_MG_1279

img001img004img003img002_MG_1280
Act 1, Scene 1 Setting the scene – 1914

Angus walker

Angus walker

Harry Ainscough

Harry Ainscough

Angus Walker and Harry Ainscough

Angus Walker and Harry Ainscough

Act 1, Scene 4 Warren Farm, Main Street, Hoby ‘The Baileys’ 1915

Imogen Power & Deborah Walker

Imogen Power & Deborah Walker

Imogen Power

Imogen Power

Act 1, Scene 5 “Free and Easy” local entertainers

Miranda Turner-Pope & Richard Knox

Miranda Turner-Pope & Richard Knox

Richard Knox

Richard Knox

Interval

Richard Knox & vic Allsop

Richard Knox & Vic Allsop

Harry Ainscough

Harry Ainscough

Act 2, Scene 1 In the farmyard 1916

George Allsop

George Allsop

Alan Morris

Alan Morris

Alan Morris & George Allsop

Alan Morris & George Allsop

Act 2, Scene 2 Extracts from “A pretty bequest” by Malcolm Warson, originally performed on 14th February 1917 in Hoby School in aid of the Mayor of Leicester’s £100,000 fund

Sheila Robinson

Sheila Robinson

Sheila Robinson & Diane Horsfield

Sheila Robinson & Diane Horsfield

Act 2, Scene 3 At Mr Henson’s bakery 1917

Angus Walker

Angus Walker

Harry Ainscough

Harry Ainscough

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Suzanne Fleming & Enid Boesser

Act 2, Scene 4 Nearing the end 1918

Angus Walker & Nicky Ainscough

Angus Walker & Nicky Ainscough

Angus Walker

Angus Walker

Nicky Ainscough

Nicky Ainscough

Nicky Ainscough

Nicky Ainscough

Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Hoby’s Great War: Audio visual

The whole production was an extravagansa of audio and video delights.  Without help from Martin Hawthorn who lent us much of the equipment it would not have been possible.

Copy of the thank you picture presented to Martin

Copy of the thank you picture presented to Martin