Stony Broke in No-Man’s Land set for stage

May 30 2017

Bristol folk group, The Hotwells Howlers, present Stony Broke in No-Man’s Land, a theatre production of songs, music and memories of World War 1.

Bristol folk group, The Hotwells Howlers, present Stony Broke in No-Man’s Land, a theatre production of songs, music and memories of World War 1.

The Hotwells Howlers are a folk music and song group drawn from Bristol and North Somerset.  They decided to home in on the war as it affected so many people in this area, drawing on newspaper reports and other narratives of the period, particularly those with a local focus.  The show is informative with both serious and light hearted songs and music, as well as images and sound effects to match the stories of the war and local people.

Geoff Woolfe said: “We were commissioned to produce a piece on World War 1 by the Friends of the Bristol Museum, and it was originally performed in November 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of the Great War. The presentation features songs, tunes, reminiscences and images from the period. It has been performed a number of times since then, and has always been enthusiastically received. The group has been proud and moved to create this work, and it is made in a spirit of love and respect for our forebears.“

The performance is on Tuesday 27 June at 7.30pm at Horfield Quaker Meeting House. 300 Gloucester Road, BS7 8PD.

There will be no charge on the door but there will be a collection on the night and all proceeds from the evening will go to the British Red Cross, the Howlers' chosen charity for this and other performances of the piece. One of the songs in the show, 'The Rose of No-Man's Land' is a tribute to the Red Cross nurses who looked after the injured close to the front line.

For more information call 0117 967 3443, www.thehotwellshowlers.com