Wartime Women

What did mummy do in the War?

Things she’d never done before!

It’s the First World War. For the first time, 'ordinary' women became drivers, mechanics and engineers. They made munitions, worked the land and performed daring acts of espionage behind enemy lines. Things would never be the same again! Often moving and frequently funny, the celebrated mistress of dramatic cabaret, Fiona-Jane Weston, re -creates the excitement of times that changed our world forever; in song, poetry and diary extracts from real women of the time.

Fiona- Jane’s thoroughly-researched show has travelled the country, as well as playing Ypres, a stones-throw from the Flanders battle-fields. This highly entertaining special performance on Armistice Sunday marks the 100th anniversaries of both The Great War and of some women getting the Vote, and will contain new material garnered from the direct descendants of the women’s suffrage pioneers.

  • Musical Director: William Godfree
  • Director: Patrick Lambe

  • '...performed with charm and wit... maintains a light touch, imparting intriguing nuggets of information at every step.' ★★★★ The Times

  • 'Songs, rousing and sad, interspersed with poems and prose... authentic uniforms... particularly moving...' Musical Theatre Review

  • '...engages the audience with enthusiasm and warmth...' London Historians

  • ★★★★ Remote Goat (20th Century Woman)

Dates and times

This event finished on 11 November 2018.

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