Till the Boys Come Home: 2019 Tour

Till the Boys Come Home tells the story of young adventurer Timmy Price who enlists whilst he is still underage and, against his mothers deepest wishes, sets off to the front line for an ‘adventure’.

The return of 'Till the Boys Come Home' saw an accompanying tour around schools in Banbury in the lead up to its performance on the 16th November. Our experienced musicians and theatre practitioners ran immersive music and drama workshops in schools designed for KS2 which investigated key themes of the show and explored the history of WW1 inline with the national curriculum. The tour culminated in performances where the school children and care home residents of Banbury come together to experience a unique intergenerational event.

Till the Boys Come Home: 2019 Tour


Jacob Robinson
Timmy Price
Jacob is a regular presence on the stage appearing with amateur and professional theatre companies around the counties. He is also one of the longest standing members of Voices Across Time with this production revival being his fifth appearance with the company. He recently achieved his grade 8 LAMDA with a Merit and his grade 6 Musical theatre singing with a distinction.

Catherine Cook
Evelyn Price
Catherine has been active in the local amateur musical society scene in Banbury since the age of 4! Performing with BOS, YOBOS and Odyssey. Catherine’s favourite roles have been Joice Heth - The “oldest” woman in the world in Barnum, Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes and Miss Sherman in Fame the Musical. She recently took a break to have her two children but is overjoyed to be returning to the stage this autumn stage and be reprising her role as Evelyn Price in the return of Till the Boys Come Home.

Will Dyson
Harry Lansbury
Will has been singing and acting for as long as he can remember taking on many roles in musical theatre over the years. He made his entrance to the Banbury Musical Theatre scene playing the lead role in 'Half a Sixpence' with Banbury Operatic Society in 2017 where the opportunity to channel his inner Tommy Steal was very much enjoyed! Will is excited to be back again with Voices Across Time as Harry Lansbury and to embrace the challenges presented by working on such a piece as 'Till The Boys Come Home'. A few years ago, Will visited the battle fields in northern France and Belgium and said that commemorating the memories of the soldiers who fought through theatre has been an important experience for him.

Zara Walton
Maddy Turner
Zara has just begun Sixth Form as a drama scholar at St Helen and St Katherine’s School (Abingdon), and outside of school work, she participates in a variety of performing arts groups. Performances this year include: Velma Kelly – Chicago (Odessey Youth); Talullah - Bugsy Malone (Warriner); Anita - Rock of Ages (YOBOS); The Artful Dodger - Oliver! (Lynden Players); and Beth - I'll be home for Christmas (Voices Across Time). She is also working on her LCM Diploma in Music Theatre (with Sarah Haigh) and her Grade 5 in both ballet and modern (with the Sharon Green Dance Academy).

Lisa Tustain
Rose Turner
Lisa has had professional vocal coaching for 16 years and studied A level theatre. This will be Lisa’s 5th production with Voices Across Time appearing previously in Old Boundary Lane & Major Swing as part of the JC & the Bluebelles harmony group. She is often seen on the local stage and other credits include Georgia Hendricks ‘Curtains’, Flo Bates 'Half a Sixpence', Lady of the Lake 'Spamalot', Solo vocalist 'Six of the Best', Bakers wife 'Into the woods' Doralee Rhodes '9 to 5' and Alice Beineke 'Addams Family'. She is excited to be back with the VAT team for this poignant and educational production.

Steve Ramsden
Arthur Turner
Steve is a local video producer / cameraman and his previous amateur credits include the wildly diverse Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Brindsley in Peter Schaffer's Black Comedy, Ko Ko in the Mikado and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. More recently he had enormous fun as a quarter of the cast in Banbury Cross Players’ recent thrilling production of Death Knell. This is Steve's debut with Voices Across Time and is a great excuse to return to a WWI setting after appearing in Journey's End over ten years earlier.

Production Team

Richard Parker
Lighting Technician
Richard was invited to be involved in sound and lighting for an am-dram group, St Michael's Players in Coventry, way back in 1987. He worked on all of their productions until the group folded in 2001 despite having moved to Banbury in the meantime. Richard helped set up the lighting for 'Live Arts' at St. Mary's Church, Banbury and he is still in charge of lighting there. Richard has provided sound and lighting for various organisations in Silverstone including SADs, Party in the park and the Silverbury concerts. Now having been involved with Voices Across Time for nearly 2 years, VaT are thrilled to have Richard back for the reprise of 'Till the Boys Come Home'!

Steve Goodyear
Sound Engineer
Steve Goodyear is a seasoned professional having worked for 30 years in the West End on shows such as Barnum and Evita. With more equipment then can fit in his own home, Steve's expertise and guidance in the sound department have seen the sound team grow from a one man operation to a four person team over the past year.

Spectacular, heart-breaking and true
- Ex-soldier, Audience Member