When Beatrice secretly wrote letters to soldiers fighting at the Battle of the Somme little did she know that her grand-daughter would discover them a hundred years later. Hidden under a bed for nearly forty years, the letters survived not just the First World War but the Blitz and several evacuations before they were dumped in a rubbish bin by her son-in-law. Fished out by her daughter and secretly hidden, they provide incredible insight into the final days of a young man on the front line, as well as the secret life of Beatrice and her desperate fight to become an independent woman in war torn Britain.


A new play inspired by the original letters. ‘If I Should Fall’ explores what it means to be at war, then and now.

by Charlotte O'Leary

In development 2017 - 2018

'If I Should Fall' is RedBobble Theatre's brand new show. It will go through a period of research and development in 2017 with plans for a tour in 2018.


Come and watch a 'work in progress' rehearsed reading! We'd love to have your feedback...



Oldham Coliseum Theatre Studio

29 June 2017, 7:30pm 

£3 as part of FIRST BREAK 2017.


Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill, OL3 6HS

30 June 2017, 10:30am 

Free - no booking required.


Sandon House Day & Luncheon Club, Heywood, OL10 1EF

30 June 2017, 3:30pm

Free - no booking required.


Touchstones Museum, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ

1 July 2017, 3pm

Free - no booking required.

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