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A Bristol Old Vic production
Devised and directed by Toby Hulse


"GOAL! Will saw the ball hit the back of the net..."

War Game tells the story of the opening months of World War 1 through the eyes of a village football team who sign up, train, are despatched to the Front and then play in the famous Christmas Day match across No Man's Land.

Inspired by Michael Foreman's novella for young readers, this devised adaptation is timed to be part of the centenary memorials of the start of World War 1.

I think it was really amazing because when we read it in class you could only hear the teacher's voice reading it out but in the theatre it feels like you are actually in the story seeing the flares and hearing the guns."

AUDIENCE COMMENT ON WAR GAME

charming and emotional...a well judged monologue that takes us to the heart of the conflict."

WHAT'S ON STAGE ON WAR GAME

A quite remarkable one-man performance."

THE STAGE ON WAR GAME

Forget Premiership nonsense: Hulse and his collaborators show how moments of empathy and teamwork can make theatre the ultimate beautiful game."

BRISTOL 24/7 ON WAR GAME

For love of humanity and the joy of going to the theatre, this one is a must!"

WESTON-SUPER-MUM ON WAR GAME

58 minutes of incredibly moving theatre... I can't recommend it highly enough."

GUIDE 2 BRISTOL ON WAR GAME

It is, on several levels, a masterpiece"

THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ON WAR GAME


War Game
11-22 Nov
Studio
£12/£7.50
(plus booking fee)

Tue 11 Nov 10am, 1pm & 7pm (there will be a free post-show talk after the 7pm peformance)
Wed 12 Nov 10.30am & 1pm
Thu 13 Nov 10.30am & 7pm
Fri 14 Nov 10.30am & 1pm
Sat 15 Nov 11am & 3pm & 7pm
Mon 17 Nov 1pm
Tue 18 Nov 10.30am & 1pm
Wed 19 Nov 10.30am & 1pm
Thu 20 Nov 10.30am & 7pm
Fri 21 Nov 10.30am & 1pm
Sat 22 Nov 11am, 3pm & 7pm

Rehearsal photography by Chris Cooper
Illustration by Michael Foreman, thanks to Pavilion Children's Books

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