Stony Broke in No Man’s Land

Finborough Theatre

Stony Broke in No Man’s Land

10 Jan 2016 - 26 Jan 2016

£18.00 - £18.00

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On 11 November, 1920, the Unknown Soldier was buried with great ceremony in Westminster Abbey. But was it a genuine act of recognition and gratitude by Lloyd George's government? Or a calculated display to diffuse the pain and anger of a country grieving for nearly a million dead?

And where did the idea of burying the Unknown Soldier come from? Did an army padre suggest it to the Dean of Westminster who passed it on to the Prime Minister? Or did Lloyd George perhaps get the idea from a very different quarter...

When Private Percy Cotton’s commanding officer is killed, Percy is determined to return his diary to his next of kin. But the love of his life, Nellie Mottram, has other ideas. She soon convinces Sir Arthur and Lady Elizabeth Munroe that she is in contact with their dead son. Taking up residence with them in Grosvenor Square, Nellie abandons Percy to his fate on the battlefields of France and is soon the aristocracy’s favourite psychic. And mistress to Sir Gregory Sleight…Secretary to the War Cabinet.  

 A fast moving, comic yet poignant piece of storytelling, taking the audience from the streets of Woolwich to the battlefields of France, from London smart society to the highest echelons of power.

Back following a successful run in summer 2015.


 

 

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“Very fine... Remarkable wit, the pair sliding in and out of characters with consummate skill... The clarity is exemplary. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

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