The Great Escapers


Seventy-five years ago, seventy-six men escaped from a POW camp - their heroic exploits immortalised in a bestseller, and the always-on-telly-on-a-bank-holiday, massively inaccurate film classic, 'The Great Escape.'
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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Bread & Roses Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Developed as part of the Sunday Surgery and debuted as a work in progress at The Bread and Roses Platform in January 2018, The Great Escapers is the second full-length play by Richard Fitchett to be produced at The Bread and Roses in 2019.

Synopsis


'Funny, ain't it ... All the ways I thought I might die, buried under a Tesco's car-park never crossed me mind.'


Seventy-five years ago, seventy-six men escaped from a POW camp - their heroic exploits immortalised in a bestseller, and the always-on-telly-on-a-bank-holiday, massively inaccurate film classic, 'The Great Escape.'


In this badly behaved comedy, three twenty-something no-hopers are inspired by the wartime escape to carry out a daring heist on the local Tesco Express ATM.


And the plan?


One part mad gangster fantasy to three parts tunneling tips picked up from The Great Escape.


Will they break free from their estate in Tooting?


Or end up in the cooler like Steve McQueen?


Though remember, Rule No 4 is: 'Don't mention Steve McQueen'.


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Theatre


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68 Clapham Manor St
Clapham
London SW4 6DZ

Box office tel: 020 7498 1779

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes:Saturday 23 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Author: Richard Fitchett
Director: Joe Murray
Production: The Permissive Society

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