AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
It is easy to assume that after the 11th of November 1918, everyone left the battlefields and returned home to their daily lives. However, this was not the case. For many soldiers, four years of trauma and bloodshed meant that returning home did not end their suffering. Injured soldiers were stared at; some found it impossible to shake off the effects of a new style of warfare on their mental state and many sadly found this too much to bear. 'At The Going Down Of The Sun' focuses on a fictional family business in Somerset, as they live through the years during and after World War I. It focuses on developments in society, and the limits of understanding at that time, whilst reminding us to remember what happened a hundred years ago.
This thoughtful piece was created in partnership with Radstock Museum, and performed in their listed building for the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice, signifying the end of World War I.