The Second Minute

The Second Minute at Tealby Village Hall EMN-140805-135054001
The Second Minute at Tealby Village Hall EMN-140805-135054001

A moving new play based on letters written to and from the trenches rounds off the current season at Tealby Village Hall.

During the First World War, 19,000 mailbags crossed the channel every single day.

Years later, a shoebox of letters belonging to a young soldier is discovered.

What will they tell Laura about this boy, the war and, more importantly, about herself?

The Second Minute tells the story of real life soldier Thomas Swann, whose family kept The Crown Inn at Rolleston, near Southwell.

Thomas was a member of the region’s own regiment, the Sherwood Foresters, and many of his letters are archived at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, which is where the play’s author Andy Barrett discovered them.

This intimate three-hander will be performed by members of the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company at Tealby next Friday, May 16 starting at 7.30pm

Tickets cost £10 on the door, £9 in advance from the shop 01673 838718 or 838571; under 18s £3.