All Our Heroes
Seven year old Kaka wants to know where his father is ... so does his mother. It has been months since they’ve last seen him
Several weeks later, they receive a letter from the trenches of the northwest frontier in France where he has been fighting for the British Army...
How did he get there? What was he doing there?"
To mark the centenary of the First World War, ‘ALL OUR HEROES’ explores the stories and perspectives of men from the Indian sub-continent who left their homes and families to fight for the British Raj in continents far, far away.
Performed by a talented cast that bring physical theatre, verbatim accounts and vibrant story telling
written by Hardial S.Rai
directed by Harmage S. Kalirai
Following our highly successful production of The Maharajah & Kohinoor, which has been touring since 2008, Zeroplus Theatre is bringing its brand new show this year – ALL OUR HEROES - for schools and theatres for young audiences, available from end of April until spring of 2016 for KS2 to KS4.
ALL OUR HEROES gives a tangible connection to the British Asian history and heritage it discusses through a follow-up workshop that we offer after each performance. It is delivered by the same artistic team that were behind The Maharajah & Kohinoor - and has been produced in association with Cranford Community College, New Art Exchange (Nottingham) and The Drum (Birmingham).
Our project enables pupils to develop:
- An understanding of the British Asian involvement in WW1
- A sense of shared heritage to support Cultural Enrichment
- Knowledge about history linked to WW1
- Work together on sharing and making stories
- Creative approaches to researching and understanding History
This includes a 45-minute performance piece and a workshop for 45 minutes delivered by three artists during a school day. Other packages are also available.
COMMUNITY AND THEATRE VENUES PACKAGE
This includes a 45-minute performance piece with an option to follow a Q&A discussion with the cast about the topics the play covers.
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"A 45 minute performance with a terms worth of material to unpack" - Alan Fraser, Deputy Head, Cranford Community College
“When you have productions like this performed in the heart of the school community you can see the impact immediately through their endearment and responses. Some of the comments made by the younger members in the audience were profound… Seema Sethi – Head of Performing Arts, Cranford Community College
"…..I think that it was thought- provoking because it was from a complete different perspective " - Student at Cranford Community College
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