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30 Oct - 25 Nov 2018

Stephen Jenkins and Peter Kitchen present

The Greater Game

written by Michael Head


Based on the book They Took The Lead by Stephen Jenkins, The Greater Game tells the true story of the 42 men from Clapton Orient who signed up En Masse to fight in the great war focusing on the bond of two life long friends Richard MacFadden and William Jonas who met near Newcastle aged 7 before moving to London to play football then enlisting to fight in the Battle Of The Somme with tragic consequences.


More than a story of war or football The Greater Game is a 'Touching and Emotional' (The Stage) play that covers all aspects of human life and is 'A rollercoaster of emotions that is as funny and it is moving, a must watch' (MTM review).

Michael Greco (Eastenders) captains this talented cast including James Phelps (Harry Potter) and the award winning actors Scott Kyle (Outlander, kilo two bravo) Paul Marlon (Essex Boys Retribution, Dangerous Minds Of A Hooligan) and the award Nominated Jack Harding (Worth A Flutter, Sealife, Foul Pages)


The Greater Game promises to make you laugh and cry in equal measure as it tells the amazing true story of the men and women who sacrificed everything 'for King and Country' and is a production 'that had audiences in tears as they hugged each other at the end of a emotional and powerful play' (Southwark News)  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ West End Wilma.


Billy Holmes- Michael Greco 

Richard McFadden - James Phelps

Elizabeth McFadden-  Helena Doughty 

William Jonas - Steven Bush

Mary Jane Jonas - Victoria Gibson

George Scott - Scott Kyle 

Fred 'Spider' Parker - Jack Harding

Nolan 'Peggy' Evans - Paul Marlon

Jimmy Hugall - Tom Stocks

Herbert 'Jumbo' Reason - Michael Head


Directed by Adam Morley

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Show Times:
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm 
Sun at 4pm

Running time approx.120 mins plus an interval

Tickets: £22 / £19 Concession*

Previews Oct 30, 31 & Nov 1 - All Tickets £17.50

Allocated seating. Strictly No Latecomers Admitted.
*(Students: Unwaged: Over 60’s: Equity: Disabled: Lambeth Resident.)


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