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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

Mozkitos, Parkgate

Neston Natural Health and Beauty

On line from NCYC

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