Tom, Dick and Harry Tickets London Theatre

Tom, Dick and Harry Tickets

A London Premiere performed ‘in the round’ at the historic Alexandra Palace Theatre

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26 July 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“It is 1943 and in a German POW camp, captured British soldiers are planning their great escape. They christen the tunnels they are digging Tom, Dick and Harry. Theresa Heskins, the artistic director at the New Vic in Newcastle under Lyme, has long been creating imaginatively staged off-beat stories with high entertainment value. She knows what she is doing. Good to see this story travelling from the Potteries to London to give audiences a glimpse of regional theatre and a show which comes with a dusting of clowning, derring-do and audience participation.”
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Overview

Based on the true story behind the escape from the infamous Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp, Tom, Dick and Harry (the names of the three tunnels of course!) will debunk the myths, honour the people involved, and tell the true story of one of the most daring escape attempts in World War history.

With a script inspired by top secret information that was classified in the war archives until 1972, it’s a funny, touching and truly inspiring story that celebrates the ingenuity and spirit of the escapees.

Co-written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo and Theresa Heskins and brought to the stage by the producer of the worldwide smash-hits the Play that Goes Wrong and SIX the Musical, get ready for an extraordinary theatrical adventure.

Age Recommendation: 8+

Critic reviews

A joyful and inspiring night’s entertainment

· Everything Theatre

It's a delight

· WhatsOnStage

More daft than daredevil and all the better for it

· Evening Standard

Staging that’s nothing short of thrilling

· Theatre Weekly

An ingenious take on The Great Escape

· The Times (New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Spectacular, daring take on The Great Escape

· The Observer (New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Irresistible tale of derring-do

· The Stage (New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme)

It all amounts to a satisfying retelling of a well-known adventure story

· London Box Office

It's an extraordinary tale

· Broadway World

Fascinating tale of organisation, enterprise and engineering

· The Guardian (New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme)
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Date & time

Show ended
Tue 26 Jul - Sun 28 Aug 2022
2pm, 2.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins

Venue

Alexandra Palace Way London N22 7AY London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Andrew Billington
Photo by Andrew Billington
Photo by Andrew Billington
Photo by Andrew Billington
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