It is 1959 and Philippe, Gustave and Henri, three veterans of the First World War, dream of making their escape from the old soldiers’ home – if not to Indochina then at least as far as the poplar trees on the hill!

This wonderfully funny play was winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2006 and is jam-packed with ‘laugh out loud’ moments. The original French playwright described it as “a British play” and this is confirmed by the brilliant adaptation and translation into English by Tom Stoppard.


The Cast

Phillipe – Andrew Butterworth

Gustave – Richard Thomas

Henri – David Gatliffe

The Assembly Rooms, Christchurch Street West, Frome Tuesday 9th Wednesday 10th Thursday 11th July from 7.45 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. Bar open before and after show

Tickets: Festival Box Office
01373 455420
or at the door – £8

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