Blighty One

"Blighty One! Blighty One! You're lucky Johnny... they're sending you home, son"

An injured young soldier is sent from the Front Line of World War One to Royal Victoria Military Hospital where, as an eight-year-old boy, he delivered newspapers to patients on the very same ward.

This specially commissioned puppetry performance links one of Hampshire's most recognisable landmarks- the Chapel at the centre of Royal Victoria Country Park- to the history behind this inspiring true story. 

Director: Rosanna Sloan

Producer: Becky Mills

Original Cast: Corinne Curtis, Rosanna Sloan, Ollie Harris

Puppet & Set Maker: Peter Morton

Schools Tour Cast: Troy Chessman, Katy Eyre, David Guy

 

Performed at ...

Blighty One toured to over 2000 people in October/November 2018, through a two weeks school tour and public performances.

11th November 2018

11am - a commemorative performance

£3.50

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Royal Victoria

Country Park

24th November 2018

11.30am & 2.30pm

£3.50

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Cobbett Hub & Library

Bitterne Park

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