Coming Next to the Village Theatre



Directed by Chris and Fiona Ball

25th to 28th of April 2018   

‘The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime’------------- Edward Grey, November 1914.

No one would have dared predict the casualties of World War One.

When war was declared, there were street celebrations in most of Europe’s capital cities. Trench warfare, modern weaponry and out of date tactics made this war one of the deadliest in the history of the human race, and military and civilian casualties stand at 35 million plus.

The Great War ended in 1918 and 2018 sees 100 years since its cessation.

Kirby Muxloe Players proudly present ‘When the Lights Go on Again’. A poignant yet celebratory journey, using songs and extracts from that time, rousing recruitment songs like ‘Your King and Your Country', farewell lullabies such as ‘Good Bye Dolly Grey’, songs that mocked the military and of course songs from the morale boosting Music Hall.

Join us in commemoration of those who fought in the name of freedom.


Our Diary


2018 - October 3rd - 6th - The Beat Goes On - Written and Directed by Mike Blasdale