Poster for the Oxford Stage Company’s production of Making Noise Quietly, a play by Robert Holman.

A triptych of plays giving a picture of the devastating effects of war.

1. A conscientious objector and a roaming artist find tenderness as the carnage of World War II unfolds across the Channel and doodlebugs explode in the meadow.

2. A bereaved mother struggles with bitterness and love in recollecting her estranged son, lost in the Falklands.

3. Deep in the Black Forest, an ageing holocaust survivor seeks to bring peace to disturbed young boy and his equally wild step-father.