Taking a Holiday is a tale of conscientious objectors and others who went on the run from conscription during the First World War – and of the networks that supported them. It has been created in collaboration with Remembering the Real WW1 and Bristol Radical History Group.
A story of struggle in wartime – full of intrigue, escapes, comradeship…and bikes. What does it mean to be a refugee and on the run in your own country? Who will give you a bed for the night, a job… or a means of escape? A table top and shadow puppet show based on the true stories of ordinary people in 1916/17 and the hidden history of the resistance to the war machine.
“Completely moving, totally invested in the puppets”
“Very inspiring story of resistance beautifully told and performed”
– Audience comments
Now booking for 2019 in Bristol and beyond – go to; Dates and Tickets
This is part of a wider project called Hiding Places and Hidden Histories, which will include puppetry, research workshops and other ways to get involved. It is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and University of Bristol.