The Greater Game

5 star rating

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Tells 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.
The Greater Game at Waterloo East Theatre

Image courtesy Stephen Jenkins and Peter Kitchen


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Waterloo East Theatre
Started: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Closed: Sunday 25 November 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


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).


Starring James Phelps (Harry Potter) as Richard MacFadden, 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'.


Synopsis


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.

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Theatre


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Postal address:
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London SE1 8TN

Box office tel: 020 7928 0060

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 30 October 2018

Press night:Thursday 1 November 2018

Closes:Sunday 25 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£17.50

Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£19

Cast


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


Creatives


Author: Michael Head
Director: Adam Morley
Designer: Lauren Flynn
Production: Stephen Jenkins and Peter Kitchen

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