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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   7:30 PM

      Lawrence Sheriff Street
      Rugby, Warwickshire

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      The Soldier

      Theatre

      Tue 15th November @ 7.30pm

      THE SOLDIER - A PLAY BASED ON THE LIFE OF RUPERT BROOKE
      at The Macready Theatre, Rugby



      £10 Adults, £8 Children - SCHOOL GROUPS FREE


      This captivating play by award-winning playwright Rachel Wagstaff is inspired by the life of WW1 poet (and Rugby School alumni) Rupert Brooke.

      The play's action moves between London at the outbreak of WW1, Belgium and the Aegean where Brooke died on his way to fight in the Gallipoli campaign, finding his resting place on the Greek island of Skyros. It is produced by MESH Theatre whose acclaimed Journey's End just completed its 3rd successive run on the battlefields of Flanders, commemorating the Centenary of Armistice.

      Rachel Wagstaff’s plays include Birdsong, Flowers for Mrs Harris and The Mirror Crack'd.

      "Spine tingling - Lays bare the madness and savagery of the Great War." 
      (The Times)

      "Ever entralling, good-humoured, finally heart-rending - See it and weep"
      (The Daily Telegraph)

      "A moving and precise reflection on a war that, even a century after the armistice, still haunts the imagination of Europe."
      (The List) 

      "Life and death in the trenches ... brilliantly realised"
      (Western Front Association) 

      "Not so much a 'must-see' show but a 'must-have' experience"
      (Herts Advertiser)

      "Such passion ... Not like ordinary theatre." 
      (The Stage)  

      "A direct line to the lived experience of war" 
      (P&O Ferries) 

      "Gives a sense of the conflict in a way that nothing else quite does.."
      (Curtain Call)



      Cost: From £8 to £10

      Categories: Performing Arts

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