|Production Company: Theatre Centre||Duration: 60mins|
|Recommended Age: 13+|
It’s November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home. When the trio’s singing causes a disturbance up the line they face unwelcome attention from their commanding officers. Is music their ticket away from the front, as Robbie dreams, or will the passion it brings about prove more dangerous than bullets and gas?
Post show talk Sun 8 Feb
“I loved the performance today at my school. It was very hard not to cry at some parts, but also hard not to laugh too loud.” Jamie, audience member
“Theatre Centre is providing a hugely valuable service to young people. Giving airtime to important subjects, prompting deep thought and inspiring young people with high quality productions, it really benefits young people, emotionally as well as educationally.”
Polly Courtney, novelist
“A sensitive memorial to a generation of young men, so many of whom were teenagers themselves.” ★★★★ The Stage