Poilu and Tommy- New WW1 Theatre piece at The Courtyard Theatre

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Théâtre Volière present
Writer: Mick Wood Director: Natasha Wood
Wednesday 19th February – Saturday 8th March 2013 at 7:30pm | PRESS NIGHT: Friday 21st February 7.30pm

Strasbourg's Théâtre Volière is delighted to announce it brings an English language version of its haunting new play about decadence, repression, and the allure of war to The Courtyard Theatre, Shoreditch.
1900. A French and an English boy find themselves living in a dilapidated manor house in the Home Counties. Charles is a would-be poète maudit. Alfred likes Kipling. They share an Alsacien governess with a tragic secret. Bored, struggling to communicate, their games take a dark turn. Spirits are invoked, shadows gather, forewarnings of a time when they will meet again, as young men caught up in the horror of the Somme.
Produced by Anglo-French association Jolly Good Show, and written by award-winning poet Mick Wood, Poilu and Tommy was originally commissioned by The Ledbury Poetry Festival. It is the sole French theatre project to be part of the Imperial War Museums' Centenary Partnership Programme, and offers a unique perspective on the cultural background to The Great War. The histories of war-ravaged Alsace, fin-de-siècle Paris, and Edwardian rural England, collide in a beguiling, witty and unsettling piece of theatre.
Performed by Tom Grace, Lula Suassuna, Séverine Masse, James Peacock, Jonathan Rigby, Virge Gilchrist, Jan Wood and Gabriel Wood.
Poilu and Tommy is directed by Natasha Wood and will be designed by Ruta Irbite
Press are invited to review the show on Friday 21st February at 7:30pm alternate nights available upon request
For further information, Images, Interview requests or press tickets please contact

Venue Courtyard Theatre, Shoreditch, London
Previews 19th February at 7:30pm
Evening Perfs 20th, 21st, 22rd, 25th, 26th, 27th 28th February
1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th March
No performances Monday or Sundays
Press Night Thursday 20th February at 7:30pm
Ticket Price £10 / £8 conc
Box Office Ticket Web: 08444771000
Venue Address The Courtyard Theatre, Bowling Green Walk
40 Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU
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Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, March 08, 2014

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