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Morris on the Somme


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Mick Jones 's unusual play blends music, fact and dream to tell the story of the Rowscott Morris , an Oxfordshire Morris side who dance together, enlist together - and find themselves attacking together in the opening days of the Battle of the Somme.
Dances performed by the Wheatley Morris Men
Music: John Kirkpatrick
Director Nigel Bryant. Stereo


Unknown: Mick Jones
Unknown: Rowscott Morris
Music: John Kirkpatrick
Director: Nigel Bryant.
Harry: Ian Targett
Bumper: Richard Avery
Ginger: Martin Weedon
Jackie: Philip Weaver
Tom: Andrew Callaway
Wilfrid: Martin Hyder
Ma: Charlotte West Oram
Granfer: Gerry Hinks
Stretcher Bearers: David Holt
Stretcher Bearers: Jonathan Wyatt

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