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A Night at Stobs: An Evening of Music & Comedy

Posted  13 June 2018 in Events   News  
By Liz Robertson
Performance of ‘Die Frankfurter’ at Stobs Camp in 1918 c. Hawick Museum

An evening of light music and theatre as it would have been performed in a First World War internment camp.

During World War One Stobs near Hawick in the Scottish Borders was the site of an internment camp for German nationals and PoWs. Like in many camps across the world the prisoners had time on their hands and tried to use it productively by setting up a school, playing music, putting on arts and crafts exhibitions and staging shows.

Humour was important in the life of the camps; based on a programme found in Hawick Museum, ‘A Night at Stobs’ recreates an evening of light music and theatre as it would have been performed at the camp in January 1917.

The show will feature an all-male cast, with female roles filled through cross-dressing. Come and experience one of these nights to delve into the life of these internees and learn more about the history of internment camps.

Produced by Edinburgh Napier University & New Celts Productions, in collaboration with Aston University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

An informative and entertaining night out.

Suitable for 14+

Concessions available for OAPs, Students, u.16s, Unwaged and Equity members

There will be three performances across Scotland:

Edinburgh Napier Studio Theatre: 7:30pm Monday 18th June, Chalmers Church, Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH104BT. (SOLD OUT)

Cottiers Theatre, 7:30pm Tuesday 19th June, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU

Tickets here (or here if sold out)

Heart of Hawick , 7:30pm Friday 22nd June, 2 Kirkstile, Hawick TD9 0AE.

Tickets here.

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