Red Theatre: “Troupers” by Maeve Larkin.
Sponsored by club members, the Lorenz family.
It’s 1914. British entertainment is down on its uppers.
Actor-manager Lena Ashwell (OBE) has a theatre but no audience.
So she assembles a motley bunch of ‘turns’ and books a tour with a difference.
For her TROUPERS won’t tread the boards of Old Blighty but the muddy, bloody fields of France.
Twice nightly, we’re here all week, if we’re here at all!
In a little-told story of the Great War, TROUPERS brings to life the amazingly audacious Concerts At The Front – a hitherto unsung war effort that’s full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.
Who better to present this story than modern-day troubadours, Mikron?