To mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One, Rumpus Theatre Company presents The Eleventh Hour at The Haymarket from Wednesday 28 November to Saturday 1 December.
This new play written by John Goodrum takes the audience from the striking reality of the trenches to the exuberant celebrations on the home front.
Although signed and agreed at 5am on the 11th of November 1918, the ceasefire is set at 11am to allow notice to be delivered to all fronts. And while his mother and father, wife Emmie and young son Billy are celebrating news of the end of the war back home in England, Private Harry Furber and his friend Charlie Juster are sent on one last mission into No Man’s Land.
John Lyons (familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan in A Touch of Frost), joins the cast as Harry’s father George.
Tickets for The Eleventh Hour are priced Wed-Thu £23, Fri-Sat £25, 2pm £20; Over 65s £2 off, under 16s and f/t students £14 (includes £3 booking fee). For more information or for tickets, call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244, or visit the website anvilarts.org.uk.