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The Glasshouse

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 crystallises between them.  But how long can friendship last? And how

much can a man withstand before he breaks?

 

In the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War I,

acclaimed emerging company Grindstone team up with

MAP to remount Max Saunders-Singer’s emotional,

award-winning drama, THE GLASSHOUSE for a Northern Premiere. Based on extensive research into true stories of

soldiers on the front lines, this powerful work explores a

rarely seen side of trench warfare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the intertwined stories of the misfits,

idealists and tragic victims who pass through this

hastily constructed trench prison cell, THE

GLASSHOUSE is a moving, blood-pumping and

powerful play. Through these stories, it also shines

a stark new light on the effects of 'Shell Shock' and

failures in the treatment of so called 'Cowards' and

'Conchies' who were unable or refused to fight.

 

1st - 11th November

7:30pm

£10 (£8)

 

 

 

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'The Glasshouse accurately evokes the era, with a focus on honour and human nature, with expert acting...'

- What's On Stage

Horrifying and immensely provocative, this is a WWI centenary play that has an intelligence and power beyond expectations. A show that shreds heartstrings and decimates sensibilities, it’s theatre at it’s most outstanding. 

- Grumpy Gay Critic