Home Fires Broken Sons
Sun 11 Nov 2018
Free with donations to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
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Commissioned as part of the Argyll and Bute Council’s First World War commemorative celebrations, the Taynuilt-based theatre company has been touring ‘Home Fires’ around Scotland, bringing to life the villages and towns of Argyll during the war through music, poetry, dance and multi-media.
‘Home Fires’ is an intricate tapestry of tales of relatively normal domestic life – many of them actual events – drawn from newspaper articles, telegrams, books and memories, interwoven by Len Brown’s dramatic interpretation of life at the battle front.
Actors Kathleen Campbell, Jane Dunbar, Vivienne de Caris and Isla Hannigan portrayed residents coping with the war as they hear from their boys, try to find ways to support the troops, deal with devastating news and care for wounded soldiers at home and in auxiliary hospitals and convalescent homes such as Mount Stuart on Bute and Dungallan.