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And Grandsire Went Wrong


A play to commemorate the men who died in the 1st World War, “And Grandsire Went Wrong” is a ghost story with a difference.  It includes numerous small, walk on roles so is ideal for a community production.


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Product ID: 6037

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Full Length Play

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The play’s plot centres on a group of present day bell ringers who meet weekly for bell ringing practice and the discovery by one of their members of a set of initials ‘GR’, carved into the stone of the bell tower. This discovery sparks an investigation by ‘Tricia’ who manages to find out that mystery initials belonged to a local resident, George Ralph.  The story then unfolds into one that, through the telling of George’s story of growing up in Stoke, then going off to the Battle of the Somme in the Great War as a young man, links the present day bell ringers to the ghosts of the past, in more ways than they had ever imagined!



1916 Characters:

 The Ralph Family:

John Ralph

Emma Ralph

Annie Ralph as a child

Annie Ralph (grown up)

George Ralph aged 9

George Ralph (grown up)


The Taverners:

Aubrey Taverner

Jane Taverner

Olive Taverner as a little girl

Baby Jack




George’s friend, Arthur, aged 9


Soldier 1

Soldier 2

Patrice de Marien, Curé


Elise Pellier, George’s wife


2016 Characters:

 Tricia – researching George Ralph

Jean Robinson – Tower Captain

Nathan Robinson –  Jean’s 9 year old son

Mark – Tower liaison officer

Jeremy – older  ringer

Christine – nervous, new ringer

Olive Taverner – Jean’s great-aunt

Bell ringer visitor 1

Bell ringer visitor 2

Visiting ringers without speaking parts



1 review for And Grandsire Went Wrong

  1. Steve Davies

    Previous Performance History:-
    Performed at the Priory Barn, Stoke sub Hamdon on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016.

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