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Michael Rolfe, Director of Falcon Hill Films, is currently rehearsing a theatre play - although he began his career in the theatre, this is something that he hasn't done for  - well more years than he cares to remember.


It is a piece of chamber theatre, says Mike, a two-hander played out in a fairly intimate playing space, but I am still having to remember that I only have a fixed wide-angle lens, and that I have to lead the audiences 'eye' by moving the actors not by changing the lens. And it will be a live show too - scary. But, of course, 'scary' is partly the point of doing it.


'Not about Heroes', the play by Stephen Macdonald, is being staged in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire from1st to 4th of August - over the weekend which culminates on the 4th  with the commemoration of the 100 year Anniversary of the Declaration which led to the British participation in the First World War.

The play examines the relationship between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, two of our best known War Poets, a relationship which began when they met in Dottyville - otherwise known as The craiglockhart War Hospital for Nervous Disorders. The Hospital contained some 150 officers whose minds had been broken by their experiences of war. And every night the corridors echoed with their screams. Owen and Sassoon were two of those Officers.


The Production is sponsored by the Sassoon Society and Produced by the Award Winning  Stratford based Company 'Tread the Boards'.




Read Caroline Quint's review of


The Pity of War

Readings from the poetry and prose of the

First World War (1914-1918)

Compiled & Directed by Michael Rolfe 


Readings from the poetry and prose of the First World War (1914-1918)

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the pity of war review by caroline quint

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the pity of war

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Not About Heroes opens at the Attic Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on the 1st of August.     ... Click to read more