Ever Rolling Stream – a WW1 stage play by Rachel Cochrane
A writer will constantly draw from what goes on around them, from what they observe, whether the seemingly ordinary or the unexpected. For Rachel, the inspiration for writing her latest play was close to home when the bronze plaque, bearing the names of the WW1 fallen, was stolen from her village memorial. This shocking event was the catalyst for Ever Rolling Stream, which Rachel is now bringing to the stage in the role of director.
Set between WW1 and the present, it is a mix of fact and fiction and portrays the parallel lives of two mothers and their sons, 100 years apart. Interwoven in the story, a group of locals research the names on their village memorial and uncover the mystery of Charles Kilvington-North, a young man who went from their village to fight in The Great War and for whom no trace can be found.
The play has been several years in the writing, a solitary labour of love. However, taking it to the stage is a team effort and Rachel is fortunate to be working with a wonderful group of actors, The Stocksfield Players to share and realize her vision. Rehearsals are now well underway. The process involves not only creative direction and acting but also the co-ordination of many other tasks and supporting people to enable the performance to come together.
It would be fantastic to see you at the production, please book below – we look forward to seeing you!
Ever Rolling Stream performances
Date and time: Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7pm
Venue: Stocksfield Community Centre (SICA), Mount View Terrace, Stocksfield NE43 7HL
Tickets: £8 online at Eventbrite CLICK HERE or by phone SICA Office (01661) 842346