We Got Mittens Too!
On the front line momentous events are looming, behind the lines the 'Little Phils' Concert Party keep the troups entertained... back in Blighty those left behind work and wait - and are given the chance to keep up with fashion...
Based on a dramatic text written by Head Librarian Kay Easson to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the production was inspired by the archives and collections housed at the Lit & Phil and the stories of the people who inhabited the buildings at that time – the members and the staff and those who fought at the front and those left behind.
In partnerships with Newcastle College and the cadet branch of the Northumbrian Territorial Army, We Got Mittens Too! was developed as a promenade performance that took place throughout the Lit & Phil and Mining Institute, following a period of research and development in Ypres, Belgium.
Northern Rock Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, Newcastle City Council, The Sir James Knott Trust and Northern Stage. Research and development supported by Arts Council England.
The Literary & Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) and the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Best Performance 2008, Journal Culture Awards.
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(Audience member WE GOT MITTENS TOO!)
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