Voices Over Passchendaele

Voices Over Passchendaele - The Cast

In Alpabetical Order

TOM ECKERSLEY – Patrick Barry

Patrick (Patch to his friends) has been involved with the island am-dram scene for over 30 years, during that time he has been involved with lots of productions - usually panto and costume drama's (usually because they have duels where he can indulge his fun side with plenty of sword play). He played Raleigh in Adlibs production of Journey's End, a play which helped him appreciate the pre-war optimism of a nation proud of their empire rising to the challenge and intent on winning.

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GABY – Hannah Brewer

Hannah is a performer with a passion for history and spends time traveling to vintage festivals and fairs with her 1920,30 and 40’s sets! She enjoys being able to combine her two passions and is thrilled to be involved with this project.

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PETER ECKERSLEY – Oliver Fry

Olly has always had a passion for history and has jumped at the chance to be in Voices over Passchendaele having previously toured One Man Show's across the south and racking up play credits on his acting C.V. Currently a children's entertainer and comedian, he's excited to expand his range tackling Peter Eckersley.

NARRATOR – Fiona Gwimmett

Having spent 22 years in the RAF, mostly involved in the interception of radio communications, Fiona was naturally drawn to this production. A regular stage performer throughout her RAF career she can now been seen popping up in various Island theatres from time to time.

COMMANDING OFFICER – Jason Harris

Jason enjoys giving people a taste of a different world, whether through historical re-enactment, pantomime, musical theatre, comedy, murder mystery, Shakespeare, science fiction writing or indeed stage drama.

Whatever the medium, there is always something amazing to see just beyond that veil. Jason has played a wide variety of roles, from genial Shakespearean host, through a range of comedy characters to an unpleasant villain, and is looking forward to contributing to the true history of Voices of Passchendaele.

MAJOR C. E. PRINCE – Simon Lynch

Si has always enjoyed knowledge, particularly History. He has been involved in many plays and music performances from Cole Porter to Shakespeare (and everything in between) but has never portrayed a real person. Si is thoroughly honoured to play Major Prince and hopes to do him justice. His work as an educator means he has a passion for imparting knowledge to others, he hopes that the audience learns something and remembers Eckersley and the other wireless geniuses who by their hard work and doggedness contributed so much, (and that the audience enjoys the play as well!) He would like to dedicate his performance to all who still suffer from war and persecution both abroad and at home.

The Creative Team

Writer and Staging - Felicity Fair Thompson
Writer and WW1 Historian - Tim Wander
Director – Maureen Sullivan
Lighting and Sound – Jo Thornton