Happy Warriors

Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highhate Village, London

Event location:
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, North Road, Highgate Village
When:Wed 28th Mar 2018 to
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
Where:Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highhate Village, London N6 4BD
Nearest Station:Highgate
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesdays to Saturdays: 7:30pm Sundays: 4pm Saturday 14th of April: 3pm
Picture of Happy Warriors

About the event

A new play, ‘Happy Warriors’, written by 91-year old James Hugh Macdonald, makes its worldwide premiere Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate from 28th March – 22nd April. WT Stage, the producers, wanted to buck the trend of young writers giving a veteran his chance to have his script come to life on stage!

Happy Warriors is set in a war zone and based on a true story. Winston Churchill, up to his eyes in WW2, sends his son Randolph Churchill to Yugoslavia to join a mission to aid Tito by supplying arms to him and his army of partisans to help rid the country of the occupying German forces. Randolph, renowned for being egotistical, requests a companion of equal intellectual standing is sent to join him - preferably Evelyn Waugh. Back in England, Captain Waugh is waiting for a new posting. After much deliberation, he finally agrees to join Randolph.

Along with Randolph and Evelyn, who are billeted in a small deserted farmhouse, is Zora Panic, a young, belligerent, university-educated partisan. Zora is far from thrilled when told by her guerrilla commander she must learn to be less arrogant ahead of joining her comrades in the battle against the German army. In addition, she was told that her employment in the menial position of cook/housekeeper to the two Englishmen must be endured. Zora takes out her indignation, frustration and anger on the two men. What could possibly go right?

Official Link: http://www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com/happy-warriors

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