After Tipperary brings century old theatre and cinema to life, and explores the range of entertainments available to Richmond residents during WW1 – from music hall, plays and films, to the more bizarre acrobatics and ventriloquist acts. The exhibition also examines the role of theatre in recruitment drives for the armed services, and the healing role entertainment had to play in the Borough’s many convalescent homes for wounded soldiers.
The exhibition follows on from a successful tour of the J.M. Barrie play A Well-Remembered Voice. The play, not seen for almost 100 years, deals with loss and mourning as a family come to terms with the death of their son, Jack, in the war. More than 200 people came to the stirring performances of A Well-Remembered Voice, produced by Io Theatre and the Centre for Everyday Lives in War.
The After Tipperary exhibition will be available to view at the Richmond Adult Community College from the 11th November. For a full list of venues and dates, visit www.richmond.gov.uk/ww1. The exhibition has been made possible thanks to a fantastic team of volunteer researchers, whose work will be compiled in a publication later this year.
For more information on the After Tipperary project, please contact First World War Outreach Coordinator, Daniella Hadley at Daniella.Hadley@richmond.gov.uk.
Venue Details & Map
- +44 (0)20 8831 6000
- Public transport:
- Rail: St Margaret's or Twickenham;Tube/Rail: Richmond then bus R68, R70, H22, 290, H33.