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    Friend or Foe

    29 Aug - 13 Sep 2014
    • Approximate running time 2hrs including interval
    • £25 – £10 & discounts
    "A magical piece of theatre"
    — The Public Reviews

    A thrilling tale of extraordinary friendship from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo (author of War Horse and The Butterfly Lion).

    Evacuated from London at the height of the Second World War, David and Tucky can’t help feeling as though the fighting is a long way away from their new lives in the countryside. But then suddenly, one night, the skyline is lit up with gun flashes and the distant sound of bombing shatters their new found peace.

    And when a German plane crashes on their farm the boys are plunged into a breathtaking adventure and faced with a life-and-death moral dilemma. Our 2013 production of The Butterfly Lion was the Mercury’s biggest selling show ever, so book early to secure your seats for the latest Michael Morpurgo classic to hit the stage. This production will be supported by education workshops for schools, looking at WW2, evacuation, and themes of loyalty and friendship.

    Be a part of the adventure and watch this modern classic, adored by children and adults alike, come to life live on stage. This production will be supported by an education package and workshops for schools, looking at WW2, evacuation, and themes of loyalty and friendship.

    19097
    Mercury Main Theatre
    • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

    Box Office: 01206 573948

    The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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    Cast
    Jake Davies
    Jake Davies
    David
    Séan Aydon
    Séan Aydon
    Tucky
    Nicholas Tizzard
    Nicholas Tizzard
    Billy Watts, Mr Reynolds, German Airman
    Chris Porter
    Chris Porter
    Paul Browning, Bus Driver, Mr Preston, British Officer, German Airman
    Janet Greaves
    Janet Greaves
    Mrs Carey, Miss Roberts, Mrs Reynolds
    Creatives
    Matthew Cullum
    Matthew Cullum
    Director
    Keith Baker
    Keith Baker
    Designer
    Mark Dymock
    Mark Dymock
    Lighting Designer
    Tom Lishman
    Tom Lishman
    Sound Designer
    Daniel Buckroyd
    Daniel Buckroyd
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    "A magical piece of theatre"
    — The Public Reviews
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    — Audience Surveys
    "Daniel Buckroyd’s adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo story is very timely"
    — What’s On Stage
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