In May, almost 400 people attended six performances of ‘What They Left Behind’. Each evening the audience was divided into three groups and moved simultaneously to scenes set in four different locations: the Cornmarket, the Coles’ shop (in Priest’s House Museum), the museum garden, Church House and finally, they returned to the Minster Green from where the journey began. Even light rain on two occasions did nothing to dampen the audience’s positive reponses.
I was so impressed with the whole event; the cast, the story line, and not least the actual logistics involved in the production of what was a very moving, funny and thought provoking play. Many a large town or city would be extremely proud to claim this as their own, Wimborne has done it again, thank you all so much! Councillor Sue Cook, Mayor of Wimborne
The whole performance was exceptionally powerful and very moving. It had huge atmosphere and was incredibly poignant.
Moving around Wimborne, seeing so many people involved. Enjoying high quality performance and well informed research well used.
Took my emotions up, down and side to side. I’m not normally a great fan of ‘serious’ theatre but this has certainly changed my views. Enjoyed it from start to finish.
Fantastic music, some original, some familiar. Contact with the era, the First World War, was brought vividly alive and made relevant to Wimborne.
This project was supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts. Thanks also to Wimborne BID.