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Hell Was Passchendaele

22nd September 2017


Hell Was Passchendaele

Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 7.30pm

A unique opportunity to see this moving production in the beautiful surroundings of Clearwell Caves

Ceridwen Theatre Company proudly present a gripping tale of survival, courage and impossible choices in the most terrible of conditions.

Between July and November 1917 an average of 5,000 men lost their lives every day, trying to capture 5 miles of desolate terrain and a village in Belgium.

Relentless torrential rain filled the shell holes, creating lakes 10 feet deep where wounded soldiers drowned, horses floundered helplessly and whole tanks disappeared.

Let us descend into this Hell and seek three soldiers cut off from their allies, beset on all sides by enemies and surrounded by unimaginable horror. If they are to survive they must rely solely on one another. Their story is just one amongst thousands - but it is a story that must be seen to be believed.

This production commemorates the centenary of the "Battle of Passchendaele" and the brave souls who lost their lives there.

You will journey through the caves to the main cavern, meeting various characters along the way, then get yourself a drink before settling down for the main performance.

Recommended for ages 12+

Tickets: £12.50 no concessions.


  • Film and Theatre


Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines
Clearwell Caves
The Rocks, Clearwell
Nr Coleford
GL16 8JR
01594 832535

O/S Ref: SO 577 082


From Coleford town centre take B4228 towards Lydney and Chepstow. Continue for approximately 1mile and take turning to Clearwell on right hand side. Follow brown and white signs to Clearwell Caves car and coach park on the left hand side.

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  • Clearwell


Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

The ancient mines at Clearwell Caves are a secret world hidden beneath the trees; they are an exciting underground experience for the whole family. Cafe, shop, picnic area, free parking.

Attraction in or near Clearwell