The Kilted Tommy

Simon Waterfield

Historical Interpretation
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £75 plus expenses if further than 50 miles from S E London
5th January 2020
WW1 | Family History | Great War | Armistice

This Historical Interpretation is based on the life and times of Harry Kay (Simon’s maternal grandfather), a volunteer in Kitchener’s Army during the First World War. The dramatised monologue, in full uniform, is the story of an ordinary Englishman who volunteered, and was assigned to a Highland Regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders, and, surprisingly joined thousands of other Englishmen who fought in kilts for their country. Spoken and acted in a way to include the audience in his reminiscence, we hear about why Harry joined up, his training, his first battle at Loos, his other battles, the nature of comradeship, and how his experiences influenced his life in the aftermath of the Great War.

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About Simon Waterfield

Simon researches and writes monologues about events and people in history and performs his stories as a monologue in character in the first person. Using his experiences as re-enactor, actor, and drawing on family history, Simon has developed his monologues to illustrate how great historical events are seen from an ordinary person’s point of view. They are performed in costume of the time, and he brings items of a historical nature, to support the talk. There are a variety of characters ranging from a C7 welsh Saint to a WW1 soldier. Details, including photos and clients comments can be found on the website. I am based in S E London but am willing to travel, subject to agreement on expenses. My clients include WIs, U3A, English Heritage, National Trust, museums, Historical events organisers, historic houses.

I can do all my stories via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Each will be £50.

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