£3.50 – £9.50

War on Our Doorstep Trio Literati

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York Gate Garden

Back Church Lane

Leeds

LS16 8DW

United Kingdom

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Theatre performance of war time Leeds, based on 3 local diary writers - one of which being our own Frederick Spencer.

2 x 35 minute sections with interval inbetween, starting at 7pm.


Tune into wartime Leeds through three local diary writers - a housewife, a theatre buff, and a raw recruit to the RAMC. From the price of blackout materials, to backstage dramas, to square bashing and lectures on VD, their personal stories give a colourful picture of our community as the world slid into war. Like the famous ‘Housewife, 49’ two of the diarists were volunteers for Mass Observation, set up in 1938 to record everyday life in Britain.

Trio Literati (Maggie Mash, Richard Rastall and Jane Oakshott) - ‘full of energy, wit and style’ - are known for their lively mix of thought-provoking content, and light-hearted, clear delivery. Their versatile musicians - Eleanor Rastall (soprano), Jonathan Drummond (piano) and Laurie Covell (sax) - add to the WW2 ambience with the smoky, nostalgic, foot-tapping music of ‘Forces’ Favourites’: The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, The Ink Spots, Vera Lynn and more.

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LS16 8DW

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