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Words of War with Alex Jennings and Harriet Walter

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON MONDAY, June 30, 2014, two readings bringing to life the vast array of experiences from WW1 are taking place at St John’s Church in Waterloo.

Words of War with Alex Jennings and Harriet Walter.

Alex Jennings and Harriet Walter lead a timely reading of poetry, letters and memoirs which bring to life the vast array of experiences of men and women during the First World War.

Tickets: £5/£4 (concessions).

Time: 3.30pm (50 minutes).

Subterranean Sepoys by Tara Arts.

This is a special reading of Tara Arts’ new radio play about life in the trenches with the Indian Army on the Western Front. Led by creative leader Avin Shah, Subterranean Sepoys unearths extraordinary historical stories to reveal a little known side of a devastating period of history.

Avin Shah is an actor who has appeared in several feature films, TV soaps and on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. He’s currently filming on the new Hollywood movie, Everest, starring Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Following his scripts being selected for consecutive years as a finalist for Film London: Best of Boroughs Film Awards for developing scriptwriters and film-producers, Tara Arts commissioned him to write a new radio drama based on the Indian Army’s experiences during World War One.

Tickets: £5/£4 (concessions).

Times: 1.10pm and 6pm.

Both Words of War and Subterranean Sepoys are presented by National Theatre Platforms as part of the Waterloo Festival 2014.

St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY