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
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.)