Lest We Forget (2016)



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NOMINATED – Best Production (Buxton Fringe 2016)
NOMINATED – Best New Writing (Buxton Fringe 2016)

Well-scripted by writer/director James Beagon, this is a sensitive and thought-provoking play.”
★★★★, Broadway Baby

Aulos Productions proudly returned to the Buxton & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals for the 3rd successive year, following the successes of the award-winning First Class in 2014 and the award-nominated Women of the Mourning Fields in 2015.

From award-winning Edinburgh writer James Beagon, one family struggles to reconcile memories of their son with the truth in the aftermath of the First World War.

When Harry Ashwood died in battle, he was hailed as a hero. Yet his surviving siblings strive to cast off his shadow as they take care of their ageing mother. Meanwhile, Edith relentlessly campaigns against the army for the right to bring her beloved son home to rest. But is the boy she remembers the same man she lost at the Somme?


Edith – Sophie Harris
Helen – Grace Gilbert
Tom – Andrew Weir (Edinburgh) & Joseph McAulay (Buxton)
Dorothy – Heather Daniel
Martin – Rob Younger

Writer & Director – James Beagon
Assistant Director – Joseph McAulay
Costume Manager – Arielle Kalin
Set Manager – Daniel Orejon
Technical Manager – Boris Kostadinov
Publicity Design – Aliza Hoover (Ummatiddle)

Lest We Forget is a brand new play exploring ideas of commemoration and remembrance, asking people question the difference between truth and legacy. It asks what being a solder in the Great War truly meant and how the absence of these figures took a toll on the people left behind in the immediate aftermath.

Performance Dates & Times
Buxton Fringe Festival 2016
Underground Venues
Thursday 14th July – 5.30pm
Friday 15th July – 1.30pm
Sunday 17th July – 1.30pm

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016
Paradise at Augustines
6-7th August (Previews)
8th-13th August; 15th-20th August; 22nd-28th August