The war across the channel rages on. In Russia, a revolution is turning the social order on its head. And at home in Britain, there are women fighting their own battle. Rents are rising. Food is scarce. And war work can be deadly.
Inspired by real events and first-hand accounts, The 306: Day follows the lives of three ordinary women fighting to be heard above the clamour of World War 1. Nellie Murray works at a Glasgow munitions factory but is also a member of the Women’s Peace Crusade. Struggling to cope after the execution of her husband for cowardice, Gertrude Farr has a young daughter and doesn’t know where to turn. Mrs Byers waits. She waits and waits for news of her son. He ran off to join the army at the beginning of the war. She prays for word of his safe return.
Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Perth Theatre, and Stellar Quines. Written by Oliver Emanuel, composed by Gareth Williams, directed by Jemima Levick. The 306: Day is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, and is the second part of the 306 Trilogy, following last year’s performances of The 306: Dawn.
The 306: Day is a new piece of theatre about staying silent and speaking out, fighting for peace and giving into violence. It tells the forgotten story of three women in wartime and their struggle to survive in a world that won’t listen. Please note the performance contains some strong language, violence, nudity and is not suitable for children. An age guide of 14+ is suggested