Thirty-Odd Feet Below Belgium
An affair of letters in the Great War 1915 – 1916
When Arthur discovered a locked wooden chest filled with letters in his late mother’s home, an unlikely tale of love was uncovered…
Edith and Geoffrey spend only four incomplete days together before Geoffrey goes to the Front to work for the Royal Engineer Tunnellers below the Ypres Salient.
Over the next 18 months, hope is sustained and a relationship blossoms through little more than written correspondence. Despite the circumstances they find themselves in, Edith and Geoff’s letters are full of light and life. They tease and joke with each other, writing about shows they have seen, articles they have read and music they have been listening to.
It is impossible not to be moved by this real-life story of romance, at once personal, universal, exhilarating and truly poignant
Thirty-Odd Feet Below Belgium offers audiences a glimpse into the lives of two truly remarkable people during the First World War.
Contains themes that some audience members may find distressing.
POST SHOW DISCUSSION
The performance will be followed by an informal discussion with the cast and team about the show, including an opportunity to ask questions.