Play About Whittingham Asylum

Written by on October 22, 2018

A play based on the true story of what life was like within Whittingham Asylum during the first world war is coming to Preston.

Whittingham Asylum was once one of the biggest asylums within Europe with it being host to over 3,000 patients, the asylum helped feed, dress and give people a purpose within their lives by giving them work to do within the asylum.

The play primarily focuses on the effects of World War One on the asylum, including how the asylum was left to deal with 1,000 shell-shocked soldiers after the war.

Other stories in the play include how the woman who was running the asylum managed to cope whilst the soldiers were away fighting.

Performances of this show will be shown at Whittingham and Goosnargh sports and social club on Wednesday the 24th of October and also at UCLan within the St Peter’s Art centre on Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th of October and Saturday the 27th of October. Each performance will begin at 7:30 pm and is free of charge.

Tickets can be collected on the “Eventbrite” website using the following link,

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–preston/whittingham/


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