directed by Keely Enright
Winner of Britain’s Olivier Award, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of this french play by Gerald Sibleyras, is playful, bawdy and heartbreaklingly sweet. Gustave, Philippe ad Henri- war heros all- are plotting an escape.They’ve had enough of the tortures of confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fell prisoners, and far too many birthday parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers home is almost unbearable. So while keeping each other company on the back terrace, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina, or at least to a picnic under the poplars.
Featuring : Nat Jones as Gustave, Michael Easler as Philippe and Robin Burke as Henri.
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