The Clapham Girls' War

A poignant new play about how the First World War impacted the lives of Hull women is coming to Holy Trinity next month.

Based on factual events, this new drama which includes music and poetry, looks at the war on the Home Front through the eyes of five fictional characters, who work at Madame Clapham’s in Kingston Square (now The Kingston Theatre Hotel). It will be performed in the amazing surroundings of Holy Trinity by local dramatic group, Theatre On The Edge.

In the play, the women decide that making pretty things in voile and crepe-de-chine and lace, while their men are crawling through mud and barbed wire on the Western Front, is a waste of a war. So they join the war effort, each in her different way.  

As the story unfolds we learn about their hopes and aspirations as women of their time – a period when women did not yet have the vote and had few rights in the workplace or at home.  

The performance takes place at 7.30pm, on 11th November in the chancel area of Holy Trinity. Tickets are £6 and available from the church or on the door.