The Glasshouse at Tristan Bates Theatre
Grindstone productions will present The Glasshouse by Max Saunders-Singer at the Tristan Bates Theatre in central London, from 28 October to 22 November 2014, with an official opening on 30 October 2014.
In the 100th anniversary year of the outbreak of World War I, this new play is based on extensive research into true stories of soldiers on the front lines and explores a rarely seen side of trench warfare.
"Confined in a cramped, makeshift prison on the back line of the Somme, two men stand charged with cowardice and desertion. Trapped inside the damp, cold and oppressive walls of this ‘Glasshouse’, a beautiful friendship crystallizes between them. But how long can friendship last? And how much can a man withstand before he breaks?"
The Glasshouse is directed by Sebastien Blanc and produced by Grindstone, who produced the world premiere of new musical 'RIP' by Sonnie Beckett and Joe Morrow at The King's Head Theatre.
The cast and creatives will also take part in a Commemorative WW1 Flash mob on Friday 24th October at dawn, alongside a Poppy Half Marathon run by the cast in full WW1 uniform with a special performance a few hours after completion.