Everyday Lives In War

Io Theatre Company’s production of J. M. Barrie’s A Well Remembered Voice was given its first outing on Wednesday as part of the University of Hertfordshire’s launch of their World War One engagement centre, ‘Everyday Lives In War’.

The centre has been set up to encourage community research; one of its particular areas of interest is supernatural beliefs, which ties in perfectly with J. M. Barrie’s story of a bereaved mother attempting to contact her dead son, who ultimately appears to his father.

After an evening of talks and demonstrations, the launch culminated with A Well Remembered Voice performed in the Weston Auditorium. Historian Ciara Meehan has written about the event here.