King & Country
by John Wilson
Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 November 2017.
Neston Civic Hall.
Directed by Martin Riley,
assisted by Ruth Stenhouse
Corporal of Guard - James Dorman
Private Arthur Hamp - Dan Short
Guard Private - Charlie Cummings
Captain William Hargreaves - Adam Stubbs
Captain Tom Webb - Charles Riley
Belgian Farmer's Daughter - Elaine Simcock
Captain Midgeley (Prosecuting Officer) - Richard Dodd
Brigadier Coleman (President of the Court) - Dave Bolitho
Captain Greatorex (Court member) - Gordon Wallis
Captain Conway (Court member) - Andrew Irvine
Captain Prescott RFC (Judge Advocate General's representitive) - Mark Jones
Padre - Michael Kennedy
Captain O'Sullivan (Medical Officer) - Martin Riley
Private Hamp is a nonentity, a simple minded Lancashire man who has endured four years of the carnage of war. When one day he walks away from the battle, the army takes notice and Hamp is court-martialled for desertion.
His guards, the officer defending him and the Padre all try to make Hamp realise the court could impose a death sentence but Hamp has utter faith in his counsel and that the army will not bother with the likes of him.
With themes of the consequences of battle on an individual and the overwhelming logic of the rule of martial law, John Wilson's powerful and tragic play, including a classic courtroom drama, will leave audiences stunned and deeply moved.
Time: 7:30pm Doors open: 7:00pm
Tickets: £9 Concessions: £7 (Wed & Thurs only)
Tickets are available from:
My Gift Place, Neston
The Brown Horse, Neston
Neston Natural Health and Beauty
On line from NCYC