Acclaimed Flying Bridge Theatre present two performances in Petworth House’s hugely atmospheric Chapel. Between the Crosses is a story of survival, loss and hope. An uplifting yarn, written around the life, and featuring the real interview of Edgar Huggins, a World War One veteran and the last surviving member of the Durham Light Infantry. His stories of the battles at Ypres and the Somme are not extraordinary or spectacular, they are honest, shocking and direct; unlike so many of his generation who, in the interest of national security and sparing loved ones at home, held their tongues. The play focuses on the difficulties of being a survivor and on our need to create heroes. What is a hero? The survivor who left his pals in the field? The man who spares his family the trauma of what he has seen? If the experiences are not dealt with, will we ever learn? And what lessons will be learned and what is lost when a significant, historic event passes from living memory?
By kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont and the National Trust
Generously sponsored by Sir Geoffrey & Lady Pattie