This weekend, we officially mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Adam Morley’s new production of Michael Head’s The Greater Game is one of the theatre productions marking the occasions and several critics have noted just what a “fitting tribute” it is. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Written by Michael Head and directed by Adam Morley, The Greater Game has as its centre the friendship between Richard McFadden (James Phelps) and William Jonas (Steven Bush).
As part of rehearsals for The Greater Game, Michael Greco, James Phelps and the cast paid a very special visit to the grounds of Leyton Orient, where the real-life characters they play left the pitch to volunteer en masse during World War One. Check out our gallery of photos – and then get booking!
After premiering his play The Greater Game’s at Southwark Playhouse in 2016, Michael Head had no plans to revive it. But then another director and Football Remembers came knocking, and the opportunity to tell this incredible true-life story about footballers in the First World War, at the centenary of the Armistice, proved impossible to resist.
Harry Potter’s James Phelps is changing a wizard wand for a rifle as he moves from the Battle of Hogwarts to the Battle of the Somme in The Greater Game at the Waterloo East Theatre. Self-confessed Harry Potter fan Entertainment Views‘ Helen McWilliams interviewed him.
Michael Greco captains a new cast that also includes Harry Potter star James Phelps as First World War stage play The Greater Game returns for a fresh London season as part of Football Remembers, commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One.