(Honorary Patron: Vanessa Redgrave CBE)

15th, 16th and 17th November 2018
The Grayshott Stagers presented:


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Huntington and Langham Estate

The Director was Heather Legat

The Musical Director was Lizzie Hales

The Cast:

Paul Bailey   Sandra Bray
Jennifer Charters   Mary Coyte
John Hilder   Kathy Le Fanu
Laura Musco   Steve Musco
Melanie Tyrrell   Richard White
Steve Wickes   Ruth Wilbraham

Pupils in Year 6 of Grayshott Primary School

The backing flats, painted by Jill & Barry Levy
Backing flats


Heather Legat writes:

Many years ago my father-in-law, Michael, gave me his uncle's Military Cross which had been awarded for gallantry during WW1. He had had it put onto a chain so that I could wear it as a necklace because he felt it was an attractive piece and the family story would stay alive if the medal was seen and talked about rather than kept in a box in a drawer. It occurred to me last year with all the ceremonies marking the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme that there must be lots of families with similar stories to ours and it could be very interesting to share some of these locally. Kicking ideas around at home, the idea of doing 'Oh What a Lovely War' came up, particularly as Grayshott Stagers autumn slot is so close to Remembrance Day and 11th November 2018 will be the centenary of the end of the First World War. Quite a significant anniversary.

The idea would be to extend beyond Grayshott Stagers to produce a community event to mark the village's contribution to the war on this important centenary. 'Oh What a Lovely War' is a series of episodes and songs charting the progress of WW1 so anyone who wants to, regardless of age or experience could and should be involved and there is scope for, not only the performance with people contributing both on stage and off, but also an exhibition of local memorabilia which might develop in many other ways; the more people involved, the more ideas will flow.

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