Hallowed Turf at the Drum

First World War play comes to Aston arts centre.

As part of Black History Month and to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War, ground-breaking production company Gazebo Theatre return to The Drum with a specially commissioned piece. Bravery, tragedy, and friendship on the bloody fields of war are presented with heart-breaking honesty in The Hallowed Turf on Thursday 16th October.

The Hallowed Turn is a story of soldiers, heroes… and football. As war breaks out across Europe and thousands of young men are drafted into service, one young man’s dream of becoming a footballer is brought to a crashing halt, only to be suddenly reawakened when he meets his sporting hero on a very different field.

This powerful and heart-breaking new play shares the true story of footballing star Walter Tull, the first black officer to serve in the British Army in World War One, told through the imagined letters of an unknown seventeen year old soldier who befriends him.

This incredible story of bravery in the face of violence and prejudice is truly inspirational, and is a cornerstone performance of both this year’s Black History Month celebrations and First World War commemorations. Funny, moving and honest, it is ideal for all audiences, and a fantastic educational experience.

This outstanding original production is one of the best pieces of theatre you will see all year, and an amazing, immersive way to learn about the First World War from the writer and director of the outstanding Jamaica 50, Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs and The Sistren. To book your tickets and share this unique experience for only £8.50, call The Drum’s Box Office on 0121 333 2444 or visit www.the-drum.org.uk