White Poppies
  • Edinburgh Fringe

1915: in a Northern mining community, Tom lies about his age and, to the sadness of his sweetheart and mother, enlists as a tunneller in France. Through a twist of fate, he is wrongly blamed for his comrades deaths in an explosion at Hill 60, and his loved ones are ostracised. Past and present intertwine: 100 years on, a schoolgirl finds out the truth and restores Toms reputation. This gripping WW1 drama has enthralled both adults and school children alike since its premiere in 2007. It is performed here by talented young adults from Tyne and Wear.