A series of AHRC-funded performances will take place at venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Hawick in June.
Experience a night in a Scottish internment camp:
Produced by a multi-disciplinary team at Edinburgh Napier, and featuring Music and Acting students and graduates, the shows will bring the history of WWI internment to life in accessible yet thought-provoking ways. The performances will be followed by a Q&A. The project already received some coverage in newspapers and the BBC in February (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43210547).
Details on the shows and how to book tickets are below. Updates are also available via Twitter: @anightatstobs
During World War One Stobs near Hawick in the Scottish Borders was the site of an internment camp for German nationals and PoWs. Like in many camps across the world the prisoners had time on their hands and tried to use it productively by setting up a school, playing music, putting on arts and crafts exhibitions and staging shows.
Humour was important in the life of the camps; based on a programme found in Hawick Museum, ‘A Night at Stobs’ recreates an evening of light music and theatre as it would have been performed at the camp in January 1917.
The show will feature an all-male cast, with female roles filled through cross-dressing.
Come and experience one of these nights to delve into the life of these internees and learn more about the history of internment camps.
Produced by Edinburgh Napier University & New Celts Productions, in collaboration with Aston University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
An informative and entertaining night out.
Suitable for 14+
Concessions available for OAPs, Students, u.16s, Unwaged and Equity members
Edinburgh Napier Studio Theatre: 7:30pm Monday 18th June, Chalmers Church, Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH104BT- (https://a-night-at-stobs.eventbrite.co.uk)
Cottiers Theatre, 7:30pm Tuesday 19th June, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU - (https://a-night-at-stobs.eventbrite.co.uk or follow this link if sold out: http://www.cottiers.com/events/a-night-at-stobs/)
Heart of Hawick , 7:30pm Friday 22nd June, 2 Kirkstile, Hawick TD9 0AE - ( follow link for tickets http://www.heartofhawick.co.uk/info/4/whats_on/20/box_office)
Project Team: Mr Iain Davie, Mr Ken Dempster, Dr Rachael Durkin, Dr Andrew Frayn, Dr Susan Martin, Dr Anne Schwan, Ms Charity Trimm