A World Premiere!
East Riding Theatre proudly presents it’s Autumn production Horseshoes for Hand Grenades.
It’s 1914. Andrew wants to be an artist not a blacksmith like his father and grandfather before him.
He has great plans for himself and his sweetheart Emily. The Great War, unfortunately, has other plans for the able-bodied men of the East Riding!
As the brutal war in Europe lays waste to the young men of Great Britain, life is changed forever.
After the last shot is fired, Emily waits for Andrew, on the station platform as the wounded return from the front.
Did he survive? What will the future hold? Will life ever be the same?
Horseshoes For Hand Grenades compellingly explores the passions, hopes and struggles of a Yorkshire community trying to come to terms with the devastation of the First World War.
Written By Richard D. Cushing
Directed by Eric Loren
Tickets: Adults £18 / Seniors £17 / Students/U23’s £15 / Child £12
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance