In the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War 1, Grindstone have teamed up with MAP Productions to remount Max Saunders-Singers's emotional, award winning drama, The Glasshouse for a Northern Première.
Thursday 1st – Sunday 11th November
Based on extensive research into true stories of soldiers on the front lines, this powerful work explores a rarely seen side of trench warfare. Confined in a cramped makeshift prison on the back line of the Somme, two men stand charged with cowardice and desertion.
Trapped inside the damp, cold and oppressive walls of this Glasshouse, a beautiful friendship crystallizes between them. But how long can friendship last? And how much can a man withstand before he breaks?
Following the intertwined stories of the misfits, idealists and tragic victims who pass through this hastily constructed trench prison cell, The Glasshouse is a moving, blood-pumping and powerful play.
Through these stories, it also shines a stark new light on the effects of ‘Shell Shock’ and failures in the treatments of so called ‘Cowards’ and ‘Conchies’ who were unable or refused to fight.
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