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' will see an accompanying tour around schools in Banbury in the lead up to its performance on the 16th November. Our experienced musicians and theatre practitioners will run immersive music and drama workshops in schools designed for KS2 which will investigate key themes of the show and explore the history of WW1 inline with the national curriculum. The tour will culminate in performances in which the school children and care home residents of Banbury come together to experience a unique intergenerational event.

Till the Boys Come Home: 2019 Tour

Cast

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 being is third 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. Catherine is very happy to return to the stage and to be working with the VAT team for the first time.

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! This is the first time Will has worked with Voices Across Time and he has embraced 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 Walton is in GCSE year at the Warriner and ‘Till the Boys Come Home’ will be Zara’s third production with Voices Across Time. Outside of school, she participates in a variety of performing arts groups. Performances include Beth in ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ (Voices Across Time); Zelda in ‘Singing in the Rain’ (Odyssey Youth); Talullah in ‘Bugsy Malone’ (Warriner); Anita in ‘Rock of Ages’ (YOBOS); and The Artful Dodger in ‘Oliver!’ (Lynden Players). She is also working on Grade 5 ballet (Sharon Green Dance Academy) and Grade 8 Music Theatre (tutorage from Sarah Haigh)

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.

Band

Beth Ellison
Violin
Beth currently studies art, german and maths at A level but plays violin and piano alongside. She plays in a quartet group and has been involved with VaT since 2016 with productions, care home visits and has also been part of the tech team. VaT has been the funnest thing she has been a part of with the violin.

Meg Elson
Cornet
Currently completing A Levels in Music, English Literature and Psychology, Megan has been a member of Voices Across Time since 2016. In between VaT shows, Megan plays with a local brass band and has achieved a grade 8 in the cornet. Almost at the end of her school years, Megan hopes to continue Music as a career, with a particular interest in entering the production side of the industry. 

Katie Elson
Violin
Katie has played the violin since a young age and has participated in various local music groups over the years. She is currently in her last year of A-levels studying German, Geography and Business Studies with the view of studying International Development at University. Katie has been a part of Voices Across Time since 2016 and is an active member of the group.

Sam Baldry
Drums
Sam began drumming at the age of 12, and has since played with multiple local theatre production groups (including BOS, Odyssey Theatre, BCOS and BCYDG) as well as the Hook Norton Brass Band. Sam joined VAT in 2016, and has played in all of their shows since. He is currently studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering along with Product Design for A-Level at Silverstone UTC.

Matthew Evans
Tuba
After completing his A levels at the warriner school Matt will be starting at the Royal Welsh College of Music in September 2019. He started playing tuba through NMPAT aged 8 and now in his final year at the trust resides in the County Youth Brass Band and the award winning County Youth Concert Band. Matt is also principle tuba of Youth Brass 2000 and with them has won the National Youth Brass Band Championships 5x and in 2018 the European Youth Brass Band Championships in Utrecht. In the future he hopes to be in pit orchestras across the west end.

James Evans
Cello
James has played the cello since he was 6 years old, and received his grade 8 in 2016. James also started playing the Tenor horn in 2014, advancing quickly to grade 7 by 2016, thanks to the help of his teacher, Joseph Cummings. Since then James has gone to the University of Nottingham to study French and German with Translation. At university he joined the University Brass Band which recently finished 5th in the National university brass band contest ‘UniBrass’. James is currently residing in Strasbourg, France, completing his third year of university on a work placement.

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