Stoke-on-Trent play called For The King’s Shilling will mark World War One centenary


The lives of the people of Stoke-on-Trent in World War One are to be portrayed on stage at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

A new community theatre performance, For The King’s Shilling, is a story based on real life events that happened to families from Stoke-on-Trent and the obstacles they overcame at home and on the frontline.

The Regent Theatre and Potteries Museum are working together with a 30-strong cast of people with a professional production team, to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

For the King’s Shilling director Laura Stacey said: “We have an extremely talented and thoughtful group of performers ranging from eight years of age to 60 plus, making it a real inter-generational piece.

“This is a really important community performance with cast members whose relatives served in the War.

“We hope to create a poignant performance which the audience can reflect upon.”

The performance is on for two nights, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £7 and you can book them at The Regent Theatre Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or by clicking here.



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