The Greater Game

The Greater Game

The Greater Game tells the fascinating true story of the 41 men who swapped the football fields of London for the battle fields of the Somme in 1916.

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The Greater Game running time: 
130 minutes

East London football club Leyton Orient, then known as Clapton Orient, was the first team to sign up its players, staff and supporters to fight in the Great War. 41 men volunteered in all. Three of them never returned. Based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’ by Stephen Jenkins, this new play of love, friendship and loss tells both sides of the story from the flag waving patriotism to the conscientious objectors.

by Michael Head. Based on the book “They Took the Lead” by Stephen Jenkins
Tilly Vosburgh
Ben Wallace
John Leonard
Suzie Inglis
Cast list:
Nick Hancock, Charlie Clements, Danny Walters, Greg Baxter, Charlie Eales, Peter Hannah, Michael Head, Will Howard, Connor Kelly, Patsy Lowe, Graeme McKnight, Laura Webb
Other info:
It is sponsored by The Royal British Legion, supported by the PFA and is part of Sports Remembers.

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

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