Hoby & 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
Act 1, Scene 4 Warren Farm, Main Street, Hoby ‘The Baileys’ 1915
Act 1, Scene 5 “Free and Easy” local entertainers
Act 2, Scene 1 In the farmyard 1916
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
Act 2, Scene 3 At Mr Henson’s bakery 1917
Act 2, Scene 4 Nearing the end 1918
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.