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
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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