The collections below are materials from WCT’s production of ‘What They Left Behind’ in Wimborne town centre, in May 2016. View the production’s page here.
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Selection – 9 moments from the production
Performance 25th May 2016
Informal Rehearsal Shots
Down the Garden Path Scene – Allenbourn Middle School Cast
Priest’s House Museum Gathering Days Research
Installations and Teasers
Dance Workshop with Roz Conlon
More about the art & sound installations around Wimborne as a prelude to the production
View An event of sounds and installations curated by Adrian Newton in the Priest’s House Museum Garden in the run-up to the production
Listen to an interview on Radio Solent with Gill Horitz about the project.
Read the audience evaluation of the production with the audience, including all the comments made and letters of appreciation.
Documentary: A short documentary by film maker Rob Hart on the making of What They Left Behind, including interviews with cast and crew and background on the research and process involved.
Rehearsal: Watch a video of What They Left Behind filmed on Sunday May 16th with an outline of the production by Tony Horitz, the Director.VIdeo by Damien Stone
Performances: Two versions of the full production of What They Left Behind in performance.
Video filmed and produced by Rob Hart
The alternative version filmed by Damien Stone
Read Exploring research materials in workshops
Read Notes from a workshop on Dreams and Reality
Listen Sound workshop
View The professional artists’ planning meetings
View The costume team from the Arts University Bournemouth
View Finding out about Local Families – The Old Road Story
View The Face of Harry (the story behind the soldier featured on the programme)
View Stories of 3 Wimborne Soldiers and Aviators – the flying ace, the England cricketer and the Beaucroft patient
View Wimborne Minster War Memorial listing Harry Angell and his two brothers
View How the diaries of Olive Harcourt inspired the music in the production
View History of Beaucroft House – the Red Cross Hospital where Olive Harcourt and Gertrude Coggins nursed
View A 2012 Bournemouth Echo account of Bournemouth’s War Hospitals in the First World War
View Researching Local Military Connections – visits to Blandford Camp and the Western Front Association
View The Dorset Yeomanry in World War One
View Research into the Post Office in the Great War
View Research into the Great Houses and Families of Dorset
View The Women’s War locally
View Wimborne Infant School Log of the time
View The Impact of War: Newspaper Report of a Dorset Soldier’s Attempted Suicide