Venue details

Standing In Line

Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison

A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images

Standing In Line is the story of the Great War, but specifically about Albert Scrimshaw, Lester Simpson’s great uncle, who died at Passchendaele. Originally commissioned by ‘Peace Concerts Passchendaele’ it was premiered in Passchendaele Church, Belgium.

The performance is centred around Lester’s songs, though it also includes songs from the time. The narration includes poems of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rudyard Kipling. The performance is accompanied by a series of projected images.

Here is what a venue promoter from Cheshire Rural Touring Arts said about the performance;

Standing in Line exceeded my expectations by quite a distance. It was a beautifully produced and moving production. The narration, music and singing were all first class and the staging of the production worked really well with the high quality images on the back projected screen and well balanced sound. The three guys received a long standing ovation at the end of the performance. 

Suitability: Suitable for ages 9+