"WILL YOU REMEMBER THEM?"
As WW1 begins, a group of friends, although they are under the recruitment age are eager to enlist and fight for King and Country. One is not so keen to go. Bill Gibson prefers to stay on the farm and plough the fields with his beloved horses, but the military take the horses. On receiving a white feather for cowardice from the landlord’s daughter he is forced into volunteering.
On arrival in France the friends soon find the realisation of the horrors of life in the trenches, the degradation they have to endure, see first hand the inhumanity of the war. From the infestation of rats, who eat the bodies of the dead, the constant shelling of the artillery bombardment, which they find unbearable to the execution of one of their own for running the wrong way.
One by one they are killed and only Bill survives. But Bill Gibson will take home with him more than dreadful memories, he will take home the ghosts of his friends, they will haunt him for the rest of his life until one day in 1973 a stranger arrives and offers him forgiveness.
The productions of 'Remember Them', our play written to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster and the Harlequin Theatre, Northwich have not only been a resounding success with audiences. The production at the Harlequin Theatre has received the Adjudicator's Award from the Cheshire Theatre Guild in their Senior Productions category at their 2014-15 awards ceremony.