The Christmas Truce
1914. The Western Front. The cold of winter sets into the trenches amidst the worst war the world has ever seen. The soldiers on both sides huddle in their trench-coats to wait out the night and hope tomorrow brings a brief respite. Silence descends on the trenches and belief hangs in the air. As goodwill and Christmas cheer spreads from man to man, from trench to trench, something magical starts to happen and the enemies soon realise that they have more in common then they could ever imagine.
Archive :: production:T1549618966, play:S02114435703, venue:V1414
World Premiere. Adapted from the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's poem of the same name The Christmas Truce
promises to be the event of this Christmas season. A touching celebration of the power of community and resilience of the human spirit, this is a family friendly retelling of one of the most famous events in modern history. This event takes place at 530two, Lawrence House, 8 Albion Street, Manchester M1 5NX