Tales from the First World War

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Full House will bring stories from the First World War to life in a fascinating tale for Luton school children.

Children’s theatre specialists Full House Theatre has received £25,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a new production of The Bravest Mouse, a story of our local history.

The money was awarded through the HLF’s Our Heritage programme.

The Bravest Mouse follow the story of Timble, an adventurous mouse, who stows away in the backpack of Stanley, who is leaving to fight in France, it is performed by two actors.

The production will be shown at Bramingham School on Thursday, May 21, Foxdell Juniors and Norton Road School on Tuesday, June 9, St Matthew’s School on Wednesday, June 17, and Warden Hill Junior School on Tuesday, July 7.

Teachers will be provided with a resource pack that explores the lives of local people and places, and how they were all affected by the First World War.

Full House Creative Director Ben Miles, said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“The First World War is a sensitive subject so our show has been made for children, based on the ideas of children.

“Dealing with a subject such as this though drama is a great way to engage children’s imaginations and enhance their learning by bringing history to life.”