Our Friends, The Enemy David Adkin in association with Theatre Bench and Robin Rayner
Thursday 16 October 8:00pm
The Western Front, Christmas 1914: lights appear from the German trenches and soldiers meet between the firing lines. The events which follow are the most astounding stories of the Great War told through the eyes of one soldier. Private James Boyce takes us on a magical, haunting journey through the events surrounding the Christmas truce.
David Adkin in association with Theatre Bench and Robin Rayner, present this extraordinary account of an event that symbolised peace and humanity during a savage and desperate war. Combat was halted in a temporary and unofficial ceasefire and soldiers on both sides crossed no man’s land to exchange food and gifts and even sing carols with their enemy.
Our Friends, The Enemy is a highly acclaimed play combining theatre and the spoken word to capture the fabled Christmas truce. Funded by Arts Council England, the play is written and performed by published poet and exciting young playwright, Alex Gwyther and directed by Tom O'Brien.
“Unlike anything which you may have heard before” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Haunting and powerful work” ★★★★ The Scottish Daily Mail
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £13 & £11
(Includes £1 voluntary donation & £1 online booking fee)
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