Flanders commemorates the First World War

Flanders Fields - Final Destination Poperinge

Flanders Fields - Eindbestemming Poperinge

Among the thousands of graves of soldiers who died in Flanders during the First World War, one woman is buried: Nellie Spindler. Her final resting place, the British military cemetery Lijssenthoek in Poperinge, is from May 2015 the unique setting of a catchy idea. Restless souls have taken it upon themselves to forever protect the peace of the dead. But that peace is thoroughly disrupted as a musical production at Lijssenthoek perches. Amid the chaos blooms between Nellie and the young writer Peter, who alone can see the fallen nurse, a fragile love. But their meeting that a new conflict erupting the once serene Lijssenthoek. ‘Flanders Fields, Poperinge final destination’ is not a musical, but a harrowing experience in a temporary theater that immerses viewers in the personal stories of some war witnesses. We let them know at the exact spot where they met their end, in a location that the First World War is almost palpable, makes for a unique experience.


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