Not About Heroes archiveSet in a Scottish war hospital during WW1, this is the story of the meeting and developing friendship of the celebrated writer, Siegfried Sassoon and the then unknown Wilfred Owen who was suffering from shell shock. It was this profoundly creative and liberating friendship that finally unlocked Owen's poetic genius to express the horror and pity of war, a war which claimed his life exactly one week before the armistice.


Author: Stephen MacDonald
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Archive listings for Not About Heroes

Work type: Play.


Presented byThe Questors.
9 Nov 18 to 17 Nov 18Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
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The Theatr Clwyd productionCompany Flying Bridge Theatre. Producer Seabright Productions. Director Tim Baker. Design Oliver Harman. Lighting Kevin Heyes. Sound Dyfan Jones. Performer Daniel Llewelyn-Williams (Sassoon). Performer Owain Gwynn (Wilfred Owen).
31 Oct 18 to 11 Nov 18Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
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17 Oct 18Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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10 Oct 18Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
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27 Sep 18 to 29 Sep 18Barn Theatre, Cirencester :: V852946972
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The Theatr Clwyd productionCompany Flying Bridge Theatre. Producer Seabright Productions (in association with Pleasance). Director Tim Baker. Design Oliver Harman. Lighting Kevin Heyes. Sound Dyfan Jones. Performer Daniel Llewelyn-Williams (Sassoon). Performer Iestyn Arwel.
7 Nov 17 to 11 Nov 17Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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30 Oct 17Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
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26 Oct 17Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
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24 Oct 17 to 25 Oct 17The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
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18 Oct 17 to 21 Oct 17Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
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5 Oct 17 to 6 Oct 17Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea :: V833
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3 Oct 17Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy :: V0109167195
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28 Sep 17 to 30 Sep 17The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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26 Sep 17Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea :: V991
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25 Sep 17Borough Theatre, Abergavenny :: V839
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21 Sep 17Savoy Theatre, Monmouth :: V443781892
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20 Sep 17Blackwood Miners' Institute, Caerphilly :: V1424
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2 Aug 17 to 28 Aug 17Pleasance, Edinburgh :: V1282
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Company Crescent Theatre Company. Director Sallyanne Moonga. Lighting Mike Duxbury. Sound Ray Duddin. Stage ManagerSarah Woolhouse. Music Brendan Stanley. Design Dan O'Neill. Costume Rose Snape. Performer Andrew Smith (Siegfried Sassoon). Performer George Bandy (Wilfred Owen).
1 Apr 17 to 8 Apr 17Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
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Company Sneaky Rhobus Productions.
26 Aug 16 to 28 Aug 16The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V219
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Company Frapetsus Productions. Director Bethan Thomas. Performer Tom McLeod (Wilfred Owen). Performer Jack Llewellyn (Siegfried Sassoon).
31 Oct 15Hafren (formerly Theatre Hafren), Newtown :: V852
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Producer Eden Court Inverness. Director Philip Howard. Design Kenneth MacLeod.
16 Oct 15Macphail Centre, Ullapool :: V1011675836
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14 Oct 15Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
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9 Oct 15 to 10 Oct 15Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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7 Oct 15 to 8 Oct 15Byre Theatre, St Andrews :: V640
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6 Oct 15The Tron, Glasgow :: V622
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1 Oct 15 to 3 Oct 15Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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Company Blackeyed Theatre (in association with South Hill Park). Director Eliot Giuralarocca. Design Victoria Spearing. Costume Jenny Lethbridge. Lighting Charlotte McClelland. Performer James Howard. Performer Ben Ashton.
6 Dec 14Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford :: V120
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5 Dec 14Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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4 Dec 14Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham :: V984
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1 Dec 14 to 2 Dec 14Mumford Theatre, Cambridge :: V22
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29 Nov 14Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
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28 Nov 14Harrow Arts Centre, Outer London :: V310
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25 Nov 14 to 27 Nov 14Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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21 Nov 14The Civic, Barnsley :: V959
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20 Nov 14Palace Theatre, Mansfield :: V453
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19 Nov 14Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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18 Nov 14Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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17 Nov 14Stahl Theatre, Oundle :: V452
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12 Nov 14Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot :: V1149031166
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10 Nov 14 to 11 Nov 14Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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7 Nov 14 to 8 Nov 14The Atkinson, Southport :: V0485350863
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4 Nov 14Pocklington Arts Centre, York :: V0778625929
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3 Nov 14Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
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1 Nov 14Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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30 Oct 14 to 31 Oct 14Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy :: V629
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29 Oct 14MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
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28 Oct 14Gaiety Theatre, Ayr :: V591
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26 Oct 14Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
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25 Oct 14The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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24 Oct 14Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough :: V560
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21 Oct 14 to 22 Oct 14Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
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20 Oct 14Theatre Royal, Margate :: V685
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17 Oct 14 to 18 Oct 14Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
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16 Oct 14Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919
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10 Oct 14 to 11 Oct 14Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
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8 Oct 14 to 9 Oct 14Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
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7 Oct 14Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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6 Oct 14Roxburgh Theatre, Stowe :: V1080
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3 Oct 14 to 4 Oct 14Uppingham Theatre, Uppingham :: V438
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1 Oct 14 to 2 Oct 14Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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30 Sep 14Capitol Horsham (formerly Horsham Arts Centre), Horsham :: V723
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29 Sep 14The Lights, Andover :: V01975093207
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25 Sep 14 to 27 Sep 14South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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24 Sep 14Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
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22 Sep 14 to 23 Sep 14Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
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19 Sep 14 to 20 Sep 14Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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16 Sep 14 to 18 Sep 14Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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11 Sep 14 to 14 Sep 14Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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10 Sep 14Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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Running time: 2hrs 15mins. Suitable for ages 11+Director Caroline Clegg. Company Feelgood Theatre Productions. Music Ailis Ni Riain. Performer Alasdair Craig (Siegfried Sassoon). Performer Simon Jenkins (Wilfred Owen).
10 Nov 14 to 6 Dec 14Trafalgar Theatre, West End :: V420
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3 Nov 14 to 5 Nov 14Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury :: V0465778148
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21 Oct 14 to 25 Oct 14Guildhall Theatre, Derby :: V994
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14 Oct 14 to 18 Oct 14Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
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5 Oct 14 to 8 Oct 14The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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3 Oct 14 to 4 Oct 14Theatr Brycheiniog (Brecon Theatre), Brecon :: V1067
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29 Sep 14The Customs House, South Shields :: V575
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25 Sep 14 to 26 Sep 14Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
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17 Sep 14Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond :: V944
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Producer Clwyd Theatre. Director Tim Baker. Design Mark Bailey. Lighting Nick Beadle.
6 Nov 14 to 29 Nov 14Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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Please note access to the Upstairs Theatre is only possible by 4 flights of stairs. We are producing this play as a Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Commencement of the 'Great War' in August 1914.Presented byNew Venture Theatre. Director Jerry Lyne.
23 May 14 to 31 May 14New Venture Theatre, Brighton :: V661
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Presented byTheatre by the Lake. Director Jez Pike. Design Martin Johns. Costume Martin Johns. Performer Matt Addis. Performer Philip Labey.
22 Mar 14 to 5 Apr 14The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
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Director Quentin Beroud.
5 Nov 13 to 13 Nov 13General, Outer London :: V1087
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Producer Kitty Chapman. Producer Trisha Champeneri. Company Spartan Dogs (in association with Giant Olive Theatre Company). Director Alex Brown. Design Helen Coyston. Performer Oliver Powsell. Performer Mark Oosterveen.
15 Nov 11 to 23 Dec 11The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V219
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Company Frapetus Theatre Company.
9 Nov 11Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
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Aged 14+Company Theatre Unlimited.
16 Nov 10Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury :: V673
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13 Oct 10 to 17 Oct 10Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V103615241
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Company Lansbury Players.
11 Nov 10 to 13 Nov 10The Space, Outer London :: V1199
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Company Rowan Tree Theatre Company. Performer Matthew Burgess (Owen). Performer Oliver Bisset (Sassoon).
22 Nov 08Lemon Tree, Aberdeen :: V587
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25 Oct 08The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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17 Oct 08 to 18 Oct 08Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk :: V01726262774
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Company Clap Trap Productions.
22 Nov 08Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
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Company Happenstance Theatre Company.
14 Nov 08 to 15 Nov 08Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
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Producer Feelgood Theatre Productions. Director Caroline Clegg. Design Allison Clarke. Performer Philip Buck. Performer Dan Willis (Wilfred Owen). Performer Philip Buck (Siegfried Sassoon).
8 Mar 07 to 9 Mar 07Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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6 Mar 07Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead :: V45
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16 Feb 07Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough :: V448
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12 Feb 07 to 14 Feb 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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8 Feb 07Southport Arts Centre, Southport :: V542
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29 Jan 07 to 3 Feb 07New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
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7 Nov 06 to 18 Nov 06Trafalgar Theatre, West End :: V420
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16 Oct 06 to 18 Oct 06Forum Studio Theatre (formerly the Chester Gateway), Chester :: V468
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Producer Caroline Clegg. Director Caroline Clegg.
27 Feb 07 to 28 Feb 07Coliseum Theatre, Oldham :: V497
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Producer Courtyard. Director Estelle van Warmelo. Performer Robert Gwilym. Performer Christopher Dickens.
16 May 06 to 27 May 06Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
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Company Melmoth. Director Anton Krause. Producer Stuart Draper. Costume Val Williams. Design Mark Bullock. Sound Bonamedia. Lighting Bonamedia. Performer Stuart Draper. Performer Luke Leeves.
11 Apr 06 to 12 May 06Hobgoblin Theatre, Outer London :: V0309200087
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Company Creative Team Productions.
11 Nov 05 to 12 Nov 05Redbridge Drama Centre, Outer London :: V0589837415
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Company Mad House Productions.
8 Feb 05 to 6 Mar 05Barons Court Theatre, Inner London :: V169
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Company One and One.
20 Nov 03 to 22 Nov 03Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
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Company Consenting Adults Theatre Company. Director Peter Symonds.
29 Nov 01 to 1 Dec 01Emery Theatre, Inner London :: V1158
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8 Nov 01 to 10 Nov 01Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
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Company Outrageous Fortune. Director Peter Symonds. Design Michael Folkard. Performer Rupert Wickham. Performer Russell Bright.
5 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Cochrane Theatre, Inner London :: V181
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Company Not the National Theatre.
12 Nov 99 to 13 Nov 99The Other Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V137
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30 Oct 99Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury :: V673
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13 Oct 99Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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15 Sep 99 to 16 Sep 99The Wightman, Shrewsbury :: V106
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Company Not the National Theatre. Director Peter Symonds. Performer William Tapley. Performer William Buckhurst.
2 Nov 99 to 3 Nov 99New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
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7 Jul 98 to 18 Jul 98Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
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20 Jun 98Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
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19 Jun 98Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
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10 Jun 98 to 11 Jun 98Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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9 Jun 98Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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Company Strange Meeting Theatre Company.
2 Mar 99 to 6 Mar 99Abbey Theatre, St Albans :: V50
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2 Mar 99 to 6 Mar 99Abbey Theatre, St Albans :: V50
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Director Jayne Harper. Performer Jonathan Reason. Performer Chris Hastings.
1 Dec 98 to 19 Dec 98Royal George Pub Theatre, Outer London :: V1405
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Company Visiting Theatre.
5 Jun 98Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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Director Eric Yardley. Company X-Yat.
16 Dec 96 to 20 Dec 96Rose and Crown, Outer London :: V346
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22 Oct 99The Landmark, Ilfracombe :: V1177
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12 Jun 98Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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