‘Till the Boys Come Home’, followed young adventurer Timmy Price, whose thirst for adventure lead him to a Recruitment Station on his 15th birthday. Even though he is too young to enlist he successfully fools the recruitment officer and heads off on his ‘adventure’. The show followed Timmy’s journey as he discovers the reality of this so-called ‘adventure’ and the story of his mother back home who has been recruited to work in the newly built filling factory to aid the war efforts. Using music and memories, Timmy’s regiment and his family back home maintain camaraderie and bravery whilst they dutifully do their part for King and Country, but they all await the moment when the boys come home.
On the 19th and 20th October 2018, Adderbury Institute stepped back to 1915 and Great War classics such as ‘Keep the Home Fires burning’, ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ and ‘Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire’ were heard throughout the village led by Royal Academy of Music’s, Joseph Cummings.
It was an honour for VaT to mark such a poignant moment in British History and to raise money for The Royal British Legion and Macmillan Cancer Support.