Theatre Tuesday 30th Oct 2018 Tues-Sat 7.30pm
Until Sunday 25th Nov 2018
The Greater Game
Based on the book 'They Took The Lead' by Stephen Jenkins

Based on the book They Took The Lead by Stephen Jenkins, The Greater Game tells the true story of the 42 men from Clapton Orient who signed up En Masse to fight in the great war. The play focuses on the bond of two life long friends, Richard MacFadden and William Jonas, who met near Newcastle aged 7 and later moved to London to play football. The two enlisted to fight in the Battle Of The Somme with tragic consequences...

More than a story of war or football, The Greater Game is a 'touching and emotional' (The Stage) play that covers all aspects of human life and is 'a rollercoaster of emotions that is as funny and it is moving, a must watch' (MTM review).

Starring James Phelps (Harry Potter) as Richard MacFadden, The Greater Game promises to make you laugh and cry in equal measure as it tells the amazing true story of the men and women who sacrificed everything 'for King and Country'.

The production 'had audiences in tears as they hugged each other at the end of a emotional and powerful play' (Southwark News)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ West End Wilma


James Phelps as Richard Macfadden

Victoria Gibson as Mrs Jonas

Helena Doughty as Mrs Macfadden

Michael Head as Herbert 'Jumbo' Reason

Directed by Adam Morley

Waterloo East Theatre
Brad Street