St Michael’s Players
My Darling Boy
8.00pm Thursday 8 & Friday 9 November
St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, Chiswick, W4 3DY
St Michael’s Church; in association with St Michael’s Players, are delighted to be presenting My Darling Boy – A One Act play by Rev Martine Oborne. The play was previously staged four years ago, and this special production will be performed over two nights. The title; My Darling Boy, was taken from a real letter written by a mother to her teenage son who had enlisted under age, hoping he would be spared active duty. The play is made up of a conflation of true stories and begins at the outbreak of WW1 – the pride felt by families that their boys were fighting for the country and the expectation that war would be over by Christmas. Little did they know that it was to last four long years and so many lives would be taken. My Darling Boy looks to the hopefulness that was shared at the time – that the lives lost would not have been in vain. That this would have been the war to end all wars!
£10/£7 available here.