A unique story of female prostitutes in WWI
about the production
The House Behind The Lines is a new play devised and scripted from our research into the hidden history of sex workers on The Western Front in World War I. Publicly preaching the virtues of abstinence, the British Army quietly condoned visits to ‘soldiers comforts’ as good for morale, and even regulated brothels behind the lines, while the war against rampant venereal disease raged all around. This war story is all about the women, as it should be! Lest they be forgotten.....
about the artist
EXPLORATORY-BOLD-PLAYFUL-COMPASSIONATE We are a theatre company based in Yorkshire making high-quality theatre for audiences across the UK. We also create participation projects in the region and beyond. We love stories and we are passionate about sharing them. We embrace experimentation, collaboration and new ways of working and telling stories. We make work that aims to entertain, provoke conversation and encourage empathy. We are a small company with big ambitions.
width: 6 metres
height: 4 metres
depth: 4 metres
Whats' fantastic about this is that it is an untold story, I'm in the business of unexplored territory and this is certainly not a story that I have heard told before.
The House Behind The Lines is a textured, gritty and unapologetic piece of theatre depicting the previously untold lives of women on the front line.
Buglights’ The House Behind The Lines provided a riveting look into the hidden history of prostitution in the first world war. Dynamically portrayed by this fresh and exciting new company from Yorkshire
Would prefer a guarantee and ticket split in our favour- open to offers.