Sidcup-based playwright takes play to the stage

PUBLISHED: 17:21 08 September 2016

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The Greater Game is about footballers who fought in The Battle of the Somme

SIDCUP-based playwright, Michael Head is bringing a play called The Greater Game to the stage. The play marks the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme and is sponsored by the Royal British Legion.

The play tells the true story of the footballers who fought at the Somme, some of which never returned.

100 years ago, footballers all over the country signed up to fight in the Great War, they became known as the footballer’s regiment. Footballers such as Major Frank Buckley, and Second Lieutenant Walter Tull signed up to fight.

The play is directed by Tilly Vosburgh, and will be starring Nick Hancock (They Think It’s All Over), Charlie Clements (Bradley from EastEnders), and Danny Walters (Tiger Dyke in Benidorm).

“I am very proud of this story and truly believe it is the most amazing true story yet to be told,” says Mr Head. “We have assembled a special, talented cast and director and I am looking forward to doing these heroes proud.”

The play is at the Southwark Playhouse from September 15 to October 15.

To book tickets for The Greater Game, visit or call 020 7407 0234

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