Rachael Owens | Home Fires

Rachael Owens is performing at the Brockley Jack Theatre in Home Fires. A powerful story of London’s women during World War One.

Home Fires explores the impact of World War One through the eyes of women – Mothers, Wives, Sweethearts, and Munitions Workers – using actual letters, diaries, poetry and song.

Featuring an all-female cast, this musical play brings to the stage the real-life stories and experiences of Sydenham’s gas workers and their families. The result is a touching, sometimes comic, and engaging story which embraces universal themes of comradeship, love and loss.

Home Fires was developed as part of the Heritage Lottery and Arts Council England-funded musical theatre project TILL THE BOYS COME HOME, and premiered at the prestigious Sydenham Arts Festival 2014 in July.