The Maskers' Studio Theatre
11 November 2018

Performance at 7:30pm.  


Proceeds from this show will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.

An Anthology of words and songs

For those who served

We invite you to join us in an act of remembrance on Sunday 11th November. You will hear poetry written by men who died fighting for their country, many of them not recognised poets at the time. There will be poetry by women as well as diary and letter memories from nurses and soldiers. The readings will be interspersed with songs from the trenches and music by, amongst others, George Butterworth who died in the trenches.

This will be an opportunity for us all to reflect on their sacrifice and we hope will be a fitting commemoration for the centenary of the war, 1914-1918.

Director & Cast

The Director

Ken Hann
I have always been fascinated by anthologies. It is possible to experience a whole range of powerful emotions and experiences within a very simple format. A few people reading and singing poems, prose and songs. I have enjoyed both listening to them and performing in them. I hope you find In Remembrance a suitable piece to honour those who served in the “Great War.”

The Performers

Sarah-Jayne Wareham
Sarah-Jayne has loved acting and directing with Maskers. Her fave roles so far include Mrs Robinson in The Graduate, numerous characters and furniture moving in Great Expectations, and most recently the title role in Antigone and Magrat in Wyrd Sisters. She feels privileged to be part of this act of rememberance.

Alan Watson
Alan has been an active member of Maskers for many years, last appearing in a variety of roles in Don Quixote at Hamptworth Lodge. As an ex-Royal Engineer, Alan, thankfully, has never been in an “active” role. He is honoured to be involved in this tribute to the fallen of the First World War and other conflicts.

Jenni Watson
Since the age of three, Jenni has been bitten by the acting bug when she first performed in her local church nativity play! Over the years she has performed for Maskers and many other local groups in a variety of settings. Her favourite roles for Maskers include Nancy in Sitting Pretty,
Mrs Pearce in Pygmalion and the Contessa in An Italian Straw Hat. Jenni is delighted to be involved in the In Remembrance Anthology.

Sheana Carrington
Sheana's involvement with Maskers goes back to 1968...being a founder member. She played Hero in our first production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed The Wind in the Willows at Mottisfont Abbey and Little Women at The Nuffield, costumed many shows and appeared in Antigone in 2017. History and poetry are her favourite subjects, and during rehearsals Sheana has been very moved by the individual testaments.

Eric Petterson
Eric joined Maskers in 2012. He enjoyed picking up young ladies in Chekhov's The Yalta Game, was Joe Gargery, Wemmick and Drummel, sometimes in the correct costume in Great Expectations, and a particularly bolshie guard in Antigone. Eric was considered weird enough for Wyrd Sisters. He has found the researching of songs of World War I very moving.

Roland Dauncey
Roland joined Maskers this year and made his debut in Don Quixote playing several colourful characters! He is honoured to be involved in this performance to commemorate the so-called Great War. He has found the courage and humanity of those closely involved in the fighting, who felt able to write poetry or songs in times of so much suffering, to be extremely moving.

Philip de Grouchy
Philip has forgotten how many anthologies and readings he has done over the years, though none he can remember directly concerned with Armistice Day. This being the 100th anniversary makes it a particularly powerful and moving occasion in which he feels privileged to take part.

Ros Liddiard
Ros joined Maskers over 30 years ago and has played a variety of roles on various stages, indoors and out. Her first Maskers play was Have You Met My Rabbit? Other favourite roles include Esmé in Amy’s View, the title role in Rose at The Gantry, Beatrice in A Servant of Two Masters at the
Nuffield and Angellica Bianca in The Rover at Mottisfont Abbey. Ros’s directing credits with Maskers are A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the Nuffield and Humble Boy in the Studio. Increasingly of late,her acting roles have been ladies of a “certain age”, eg the witch Nanny Ogg in Wyrd Sisters at
the Berry Theatre.

Pete Liddiard
Peter has been a Masker for nearly 30 years, yet this is only the third time he has been bullied (sorry – coaxed!) onto the stage. His main contribution has been in set design – for the Maskers at Mottisfont, the Nuffield, and the Studio. He has also designed productions for Salisbury Playhouse, Motley Crew, Chesil Theatre, Theatre West, Boil & Bubble, Prime Theatre, & Southampton Operatic Society. He and his wife Ros brought their musical nostalgia show, Thanks for the Memory, to the Maskers Studio. Peter is also heavily involved with the Chesil Theatre in Winchester.

Creative Team

Stage Manager
Angie Barks
Tony Lawther
Tony Lawther
Soldier Silhouette
John Hamon
Eric Petterson

Ticket Information

Tickets £11

No concessions

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