Sons of Paradise, a new play by Alice Collins and directed by Lily Ann Green, will play at the Bridewell Theatre between Tuesday 18th and Saturday 22nd November, 7.30pm.
Charles is the last surviving soldier of World War One. The government wishes to honour him but he does not feel honourable. Through the grudging help of his care-worker Ian and his own memories, we discover the pain and guilt he’s been living with all his life as he tries to make amends in his last few cognisant years and lighten his heavy heart.
The play is not based on any actual person but a fictional creation used to examine the ideas of courage, heroism and celebrity. Is it enough to just survive or can a hero be someone who is brave enough not to “follow the leader”? And which is more courageous?
This play, winner of the Tower Theatre’s new play competition honouring the centenary of the First World War, was chosen from over 45 entries.
Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more- please visit the tower Theatre website at http://www.towertheatre.org.uk/ for more information.