11th November 2018


By Vera Brittain

Performances at The McGrigor Hall at 4pm and 7.30pm

A special event by Frinton Summer Theatre in association with Frinton War Memorial Club

With Amanda Root and Will “Private Peaceful” Taylor both returning to Frinton for this event.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Frinton Summer Theatre 

is staging a reading  of correspondence between Vera Brittain (author of Testament of Youth) and four young men, including her brother and fiancé, all four of whom were killed during that war.  The letters were written between 1913 and 1918 and present a poignant and remarkable portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of war. They vividly convey the heart-breaking uncertainty of the tumultuous war years. 

Amanda was last in Frinton directing Stella Gonet in “Glorious” but of course is  a very well established and much loved actress in her own right.  She was last on stage with Penelope Keith in the 2018 Chichester Festival season.

Will was of course the recipient of many Frinton standing ovations for his performance in “Private Peaceful”. He has just started rehearsing a Christmas show in Wales but has promised to come back to Frinton for this one-off event.

We are also delighted to announce that key string players from the Philharmonia Orchestra – usually resident at The Southbank Centre in London – will be accompanying the performance.

The production will be presented in the round and seating will be unreserved.

All Tickets are £16.00 and are available from 15th October from Caxton Books in Connaught Avenue, Frinton or via The Friends of Frinton Theatre.

  • Amanda Root
  • Will Taylor
  • Chamber ensemble
  • Director:Clive Brill
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