Oral History and Reminiscence Theatre Day

Review in Oral History Journal October 2015

Christine Wall

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Oral History and Reminiscence Theatre Day' page

On October 9th 2015 the Reminiscence Theatre Archive celebrated Oral History and Reminiscence Theatre day by organising an event where Drama and History students showcased their work based on the memories treasured in the archive, along with a play performed by members of the Greenwich Pensioners Forum. This significant day also saw the partners of the European Reminiscence Network share their ongoing work involving oral history and inter-generational reminiscence theatre which included other projects such as the Memory Grand Challenge, Memories of War and Great War Greenwich.

To view the flyer of this special day, there is a link at the bottom of the page.

 

From the moment the actors got up from their seats. strode forward and addressed the audience it was clear that this was going to be a powerful piece of theatre:
"I'm May Wellard and I was twenty-two years old when war broke out."
"I'm Ann Webb and I was about five years old when war broke out."
The play was the first in a day of performance and workshops held at the University of Greenwich and based on reminiscence workshop and archive material deposited by Pam Schweitzer in the Reminiscence Theatre Archive. (See Oral History vol 43, no 2)

To read more of Christine's review, click on PDF below

 

This page was added by Pam Schweitzer on 14/03/2016.