Phoenix Theatre Group’s new play Keep The Home Fires Burning set for Chesterfield’s Rose Theatre

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Players are to present their tribute to the centenary of the First World War by portraying the impact on those left behind while soldiers were fighting on the front line.

One scene in a new play entitled Keep The Home Fires Burning looks at how women had to take on the roles of conductors and motormen on the Chesterfield Corporation tram network.

The play, which will be launched by Phoenix Theatre Group tonight (Thursday), has been written by its director Rob Pilton, with one scene penned by Phoenix founder members Doris Worthington and another by newcomer David Brown.

Rob said: “Preserving the heritage of Chesterfield is something that is important to me and the play seeks to keep those memories alive from the First World War.”

Keep The Home Fires Burning runs at Rose Theatre, Chesterfield, until Saturday, November 15.