For King & Country at the Southwark Playhouse

This forgotten classic by John Wilson has been powerfully re-imagined for the stage by director Paul Tomlinson and designer Jacqueline Gunn.

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The production proudly commemorates 1918 in support of the Royal British Legion and as a member of the IWM First World War Centenary Partnership.

This tense court-room drama, set during the final months of the Great War, follows the young shell-shocked Hamp’s trial for desertion and his defending officer’s fight to keep him from the firing squad. The tale of this unlikely hero cannily exposes the impact of war, past and present.

Originally performed at Edinburgh Festival in 1964 and adapted into a BAFTA-nominated film, John Wilson’s military courtroom drama will be seen in London for the first time in half a century this summer to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The play runs from 28th June – 21st July with a cast including Lloyd Everitt (Casualty), Adam Lawrence (Peaky Blinders) and Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones).

Please note there are 20 free tickets available up until 7th July when Legion supporters quote RBL18 and on the 9th July, there will be a special Gala performance in aid of The Royal British Legion with £5 donations from every ticket sold.

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