Battle of the Somme
Submitted on 23 September 2016 - 7:03pm
Smiling awkwardly at the new-fangled cameras, troops move towards the Front in the Great War. Their actions are far removed from the swagger and march of war films, but then this is real. The Battle of the Somme remains one of the most successful British films ever made. It is estimated over 20 million tickets were sold in Great Britain in the first two months of release. Laura Rossi’s new score was commissioned in 2006 to mark the 90th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme as a soundtrack for the digitally restored film. Now in the 100th anniversary year there are 100 performances of this extraordinary event taking place across the country.
Laura Rossi: The Battle of the Somme
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:30
Broadway Theatre, Catford Rd, London SE6
Angel Orchestra, Peter Fender conductor
Tickets: click here