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7 June 1917 - Isabel Graham

On this day in 1917, in the early hours of the morning, people as far away as Dublin were woken by the detonation of Messines Ridge, the biggest man-made explosion in history.

On this day in 1917, in the early hours of the morning, people as far away as Dublin were woken by the detonation of Messines Ridge, the biggest man-made explosion in history. In Folkestone, it's deafening.

Singers ..... Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs
Organ - David Smith

Written by Katie Hims
Singers conducted by Sam Evans
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

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11 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Isabel Graham Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham Joanna David
Esme Macknade Katie Angelou
Adeline Lumley Helen Schlesinger
Mrs Grimes Amelda Brown
Walter Hamilton Joseph Kloska
Alec Poole Tom Stuart
Dorothea Winwood Rachel Shelley
Writer Katie Hims
Director Jessica Dromgoole

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The Characters

The Characters

Set in Folkestone, Tyneside and Devon, meet the characters of Home Front.

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