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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Tatton Park hosts First World War Commemorative Play


Tatton Park is set to play host to a production of the highly acclaimed play Silent Night – a moving tribute to the people of Cheshire on the Western Front and at home.

Written by Helen Newell, it is being produced by Theatre in the Quarter, Chester’s leading professional theatre company in partnership with Cheshire East Council.

The event is being put on as part of the Council’s four year programme of activities, events and development programmes to commemorate the First World War, called Cheshire East Reflects.

The play depicts the incredible story of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914, told through the experiences of a group of Cheshire soldiers and the families left behind.

Councillor Les Gilbert, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member in charge of localism and enforcement said: “The people of Cheshire made a significant contribution to the war and I urge residents to get behind the play and go and see it as a means of paying remembrance and respect. It’s sure to be a fantastic performance in a quite majestic location.”

There are two performances being held in the Tenants’ Hall, at Tatton Park, on Tuesday, November 11.

The first is a performance for school children, Year 6 and upwards at 1pm. It is free to attend but bookings need to be made with Jocelyn McMillan, cultural economy development manager.

Several schools have already been in touch to register an interest in taking pupils along to watch this one-off production at Tatton Park. Contact Jocelyn by email at or phone 01270 686090.

The second public performance starts at 7.30pm and is open to anyone, although there are only 300 seats and these are sure to sell out quickly.

Tickets are 8 (£6 concessions) and are available from Tatton Park booking office on 01625 374400.

For further information on Cheshire East Reflects go to and for the production please visit:

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