Working with ENGAGE Associate Director Polly Agg-Manning and a skilled team of
professionals at Exeter Northcott Theatre, our Summer School participants have devised
a professional piece of theatre, JUST SO, based around the true story of a soldier in the
First World War. Before the night Jack Kipling went into battle he kept the troops spirits high with his
father’s magical stories. For just a few hours the trench was not an unbearable pit of
devastation, but an imaginary escape into the Indian Jungle, to the stories of everyone’s
childhood and to a place of happiness and hope where everything was JUST SO.