I was immediately hooked when Glenn Chandler told me he had written a new musical inspired by that history, staged at Above the Stag, which in its current home beneath the railway arches at Albert Embankment, actually borders the Gardens.
In The Good Scout’s final sell-out week at Above the Stag Theatre, Mate Terri Paddock returned to chair a post-show discussion with writer-director Glenn Chandler and his cast about the play’s frightening timeliness.
After its rave reviews and New Writing award at Edinburgh Fringe, Glenn Chandler’s new play The Good Scout has won another round of plaudits and an OffWestEnd.com nomination on its London transfer to Above the Stag Theatre, where it continues until 2 November. We’ve rounded up the review highlights. Time to get booking!
Editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 13 October 2019), ranging from Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the still very relevant A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg at the Trafalgar Studios to Libby Purves’ reaction to Mischief Theatre’s new offering Groan Ups.
The Good Scout achieves the impossible – finding an original, untold story from World War Two. In the 1930s, boys from the Nazi Hitlerjugend visit British Rover Scouts for a cycling holiday as a cultural exchange.
Glenn Chandler focuses on events that haven’t been spoken about for many years in The Good Scout and in the process a charismatic cast reveals an extremely interesting twist in history.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to writer-director (and Taggart creator) Glenn Chandler and the company of The Good Scout in its London transfer. Any questions?
Glenn Chandler’s latest Edinburgh Festival hit The Good Scout now transfers to London’s Above the Stag Theatre, and Amanda Bailey is once again relishing being the only woman in the cast and reprising her acclaimed performance as “the epitome of an English mum”. Time to get booking!
Casting is now confirmed for the London transfer of The Good Scout, the latest Glenn Chandler Edinburgh Festival hit to transfer to London’s Above the Stag Theatre. Time to get booking!
After ★★★★★ success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, The Good Scout becomes the latest Glenn Chandler festival hit to transfer directly to London’s Above the Stag Theatre. Time to get booking!
“Much more than a history lesson, The Good Scout exemplifies what the Edinburgh Fringe is all about.” What else have critics been saying about Glenn Chandler’s latest festival premiere? (With reviews like these, is another London transfer in the offing?)
After two sell-out previews at London’s Above the Stag Theatre, Glenn Chandler’s The Good Scout, the first-ever play written about the Hitler Youth and Boy Scouts exchange in the 1930s, is now Edinburgh-bound for its Fringe season at The Space. Check out our first-look gallery of production shots. Time to get booking!
Rehearsals are underway for the world premiere of Glenn Chandler’s The Good Scout, the first-ever play written about the Hitler Youth and Boy Scouts exchange in the 1930s. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals as the cast prepare for Edinburgh Fringe. Time to get booking!
German-born actor Simon Stache draws on his own family’s history for the premiere of Glenn Chandler’s The Good Scout, inspired by an incredible, and never before dramatised, exchange between the Hitler Youth and the British Boy Scouts. We caught up with him as the show prepares for London previews and Edinburgh Fringe. Time to get booking!
When Glenn Chandler came across an old newspaper article about the Hitler Youth’s ‘peace and friendship’ cycle tours to England, he had to find out more… and dramatise the story as an urgent reminder in the face of 21st-century fascism. We caught up with him ahead of The Good Scout’s London previews and Edinburgh Fringe premiere.
Taggart writer Glenn Chandler’s latest stage play is inspired by the incredible true story of the Hitler Youth ‘spyclists’ in England. It premieres at next month’s Edinburgh Fringe after previews this month at London’s Above the Stag Theatre. And then another London transfer?