The Centenary of Forgotten Fiddles, Messenger Pigeons and Forged Friendships of The Great War.

This Autumn, The Civic join the rest of the nation in commemorating a hundred years since the start of the First World War, with three excellent works to keep the memories of the soldiers and their families alive.

The stories retold at The Civic include a forgotten fiddle belonging to a WW1 soldier in Made In The Great War, a tale for all the family about a special messenger Pigeon, and Not About Heroes – a play honouring famous war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.


Pigeon is the incredible true story of a messenger, who became known as ‘Cher Ami’, who was one of many who saved lived by flying vital messages behind enemy lines.  Developed with the support of The Civic as part of the Civic Artist Residency Programme (CARP) in 2013, and in association with Little Mighty, the show combines charmingly inventive puppets, original live music and delightfully daft characters to uncover a remarkable historical story.


Made In The Great War is at The Civic on Friday 26 September at 8pm. Tickets are £14 full price and £12 concessions.

Pigeon is at The Civic on Sunday 9 November at 2.30pm. Tickets are £7 full price, £6 concessions, and £5 children. For ages 6+ and their families.

Not About Heroes is at The Civic on Friday 21 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 full price and £10 concessions.

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