Tommy Atkins is on parade at the Spread Eagle, Nov 10-11

In timely and poignant fashion, the Spread Eagle Theatre is staging Meet Tommy Atkins next Thursday and Friday, November 10 and November 11, a new play based on the wartime diaries of soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War.

tommy-atkins-medium-imageThe play is written by the award-winning author James Ruddick (Death at the Priory, Lord Lucan – What Really Happened) and playwright and actor Peter Gill (Talbot House, The Jerry Lee Lewis Story).

It details, through the eyes of a simple “Tommy” (the name Tommy Atkins was the nickname for the British infantry soldier), the reality of war on the front line from  those who actually fought it.

In an astonishing solo performance, Meet Tommy Atkins takes the audience through his war – and follows him as he survives and fights at Ypres, Passendale, Loos and on the Somme.

Tickets are £10, with performances on both nights starting at 7.30pm. To book tickets, click here or call the box office on 020 8781 1134.

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