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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.
'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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Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm
Friday ‑ 7‑15pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm
Author: Richard Fitchett
Director: Joe Murray
Production: The Permissive Society