New play tells of the true hor­rors of life in the trenches

Rutherglen Reformer - - Culture Corner -

A new play look­ing at sol­diers, foot­ball and he­roes will be com­ing to Ruther­glen Town Hall this Oc­to­ber.

On Wed­nes­day , Oc­to­ber 8, Gazebo The­atre present Hal­lowed Turf, where a young man’s dream of be­com­ing a foot­baller is brought into re­al­ity, when he meets his hero on a very dif­fer­ent front line.

This pow­er­ful new play shares the true story of foot­balling star Wal­ter Tull, the first black com­bat of­fi­cer to serve in the Bri­tish army in the First World War and is told through the imag­ined letters of a young un­known sol­dier.

Fea­tur­ing Oraine John­son (The Tin Vi­o­lin, Sorry! No Coloureds, No Ir­ish, No Dogs) and Kaine Barr (BBC Doc­tors, Water­loo Road), this is an in­cred­i­ble story of new ground bro­ken, brav­ery, friend­ship and the true hor­rors of life in the trenches from the pen of Pamela Cole-Hud­son, the writer and direc­tor of Sorry! No Coloureds, No Ir­ish, No Dogs.

It starts at 7.30pm and tick­ets are £12 or £11 for con­ces­sions booked through http://www.sll­cbox­of­

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