War desertion told at Northampton church

A story all about the horrors of war is coming to Northampton at the weekend.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:01 pm

Looking Glass Theatre, based in the town, perform Killed at St Peter’s Church at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday November 13.

Billy Dean, a young British “Tommy” during the First World War, gets separated from his battalion during an attack on an enemy position, and is subsequently sentenced to be shot for cowardice.

The play starts the night before Billy’s execution, and through a series of flashbacks the action cross cuts between The Western Front and a Munition’s Factory in England where Billy’s wife May works.

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Was Billy’s fate, misfortune or cowardice? It will be up to the audience to decide for themselves.

The play itself was originally created and produced by the Theatre in Education Company at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry in the 1980s and is based on a true story found in a book called ‘The Thin Yellow Line’ by William Moore.

Tickets for the show are £12 for adults and £10 for children and concessions.

To book or for more details visit www.lookingglasstheatre.co.uk.