Voices of War
Six Characters. Four Stories. One reality. They have all been affected by war.
Brand new theatre company Voices brings you Voices of War, a series of short scenes uncovering the true accounts of people influenced by global conflict in the last 100 years. Based on the stories of real people caught up in the horrors of war around the world, using verbatim interviews and factual research into their lives, we have recreated key moments in their pasts to witness these ordinary individuals overcome such extraordinary times.
We will not let these people be forgotten. Their voices must be heard.
An insight into the production from our Writer and Director, Ian Burr:
"This was always a project with personal beginnings. There were fire watchers in my family in South London during the Blitz , and I wanted to tell the story of the forgotten George Hunter from my hometown in Stockton-on-Tees. I've always used history and the personal stories of real people in my work as a teacher; I love the Second World War poet Keith Douglas, the war poets of the First World War, and hearing about ordinary peoples' stories of conflict. This is an extension of my personal passions with the creation of Voices, a company dedicated to real people's stories, often forgotten with time. Each person we look into, whether known or unknown, will appear before an audience in a vibrant new way. We hope an audience will go away with a new appreciation for these people and with an understanding of what they went through."