Based on the acclaimed play from London's Donmar theatre, this is a study of three brief encounters shadowed by war.
In 1944 in Kent, a conscientious objector (Luke Thompson) and a roaming artist (Matthew Tennyson) find friendship as the Second World War unfolds across the English Channel. In 1982 in Redcar, a bereaved mother (Barbara Marten) struggles with the memories of her son, lost in the Falklands War. In 1996, deep in the Black Forest, a holocaust survivor (Deborah Findlay) seeks to bring peace to a disturbed young boy (Orton O’Brien) and his violent stepfather (Trystan Gravelle).
Accompanied by a stunning score from Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck, director Dominic Dromgoole’s adaptation of Robert Holman’s classic play is a moving study of the effects of war and the scars left behind.
★★★★ 'Eloquent, disarmingly moving. Tystan Gravelle is excellent: - The Times
"An unusual thoughtful piece of work. Refreshing" - The Guardian
★★★★ "It’s empathetic and well-played – especially by Tennyson and Findlay" Empire