YANK! comes to London after a successful opening at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from March 2017. Set in 1943, it tells the story of a young man’s struggle to understand both himself and his feelings, during a period where being a typical headstrong guy in war was seen as the norm.
Stu (Scott Hunter) is a 19-year-old who is drafted into the army and immediately becomes the outsider. Stu is soon whisked away from the front line when he has a chance encounter with a photographer from Yank, the forces’ weekly magazine, a gay man’s haven and the production’s namesake.