Got your tickets yet for the world premiere of James Hugh Macdonald’s Happy Warriors? The new three-hander centres on a wartime encounter between Randolph (son of Winston) Churchill and Brideshead Revisited novelist Evelyn Waugh. Check out our production shots gallery – and then get booking! (See it for just £10 this Friday, when the performance is being filmed for future broadcast.)
Happy Warriors is set in a war zone and based on a true story. Winston Churchill, up to his eyes in the Second World War, sends his son to Yugoslavia to join a mission to aid Tito by supplying arms to him and his army of partisans to help rid the country of the occupying German forces. Randolph Churchill, renowned for his egotism, requests a companion of equal intellectual standing is sent to join him – preferably the novelist Evelyn Waugh. Back in England, Captain Waugh is waiting for a new posting. After much deliberation, he finally agrees to join Randolph.
Along with Randolph and Evelyn, who are billeted in a small deserted farmhouse, is Zora Panic, a young, belligerent, university-educated partisan. Zora is far from thrilled when, ahead of joining her comrades in the battle against Germany, her guerrilla commander advises her to be less arrogant. In addition, she’s put in the menial position of cook/housekeeper to the two Englishmen. Can this be endured? What could possibly go right?
Happy Warriors stars Simon Pontin as Randolph Churchill, Neil Chinneck as Evelyn Waugh and Martha Dancy as Zora Panic. This premiere production is directed by Olivier-nominated actor Andrew C Wadsworth and designed by Sorcha Corcoran.
Happy Warriors runs until 22 April 2018 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, Highgate, London N6 4BD, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees at 4pm and one Saturday matinee at 3pm on 14 April. Tickets are usually priced £22-24. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Attend this Friday for just £10
For the special, filmed performance on Friday 13 April, tickets reduced to £10. Book online or call 020 8340 3488, quoting 'HW Filming N6'.