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The Little Victory Ball performs to a full house at the Black Swan

Black Swan Arts in Bridge Street was packed on Saturday night 24th January for a performance by The Little Victory Ball, a Frome-based travelling theatre and museum.   Tickets are still available for the shows next Saturday 31st.

The play is a unique account of what happened after World War One, told through the experiences of four women.   Using song, poetry and actual words reported at the time, the actors took the audience, who were aged eight to 80, from the Armistice and the start of Remembrance to the burial of the Unknown Warrior.

After the show the actors talked to the audience while still in character; Ethel in her party frock, Elsie wandering around confused and lonely.

A member of the audience commented, “It was so intimate; you felt you got to know these women. I was holding back the tears.”

“This show is not to be missed – brilliant for all ages” said Kate Plowman and teacher Simon Briston, wrote, “What a thoughtful and informative evening. I was moved by the acting, and made to remember so much about that era.”

Sioux How, one of the actors who also wrote the show, talked about the WW1 artefacts and memorabilia in the museum, which are being shown in public for the first time.  The exhibits belong to a private collector and can be seen every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm in the Main Gallery of the Black Swan, but hurry because it ends on Saturday.

The final shows take place on Saturday 31st January at 4.00pm and 7.00pm.  Tickets are available from Black Swan Arts on Bridge Street or telephone the office on 01373 473980 to reserve them.  Before the shows the audience can enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine at Divas café.