Where: The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
£: 12 (concessions 10)
What is it?
The Play That Killed Me is the first of a trilogy of plays based around the diaries of the playwright’s Grandfather, Hector MacGregor. The play follows the careers of actors Hector and Charles who, when stationed in North Africa during the Second World War, decide to try and raise the morale of the troops by staging a play, right on the front line.
Justin MacGregor’s cleverly structured script has Hector as narrator, taking the action pre-war to rep theatre and romance in Windsor before the nightmare of Rommel is unleashed. The script is swift, spare and very much to the point in word and deed. The company presenting the play – Come As You Arts Northwest – are based in Manchester and will be bringing the second and third installments of this truly wonderful story to the Old Joint Stock in the Autumn when theatre goers will be able to see the entire trilogy.
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