British entertainment is down on its uppers. Actor-manager Lena Ashwell (OBE) has a theatre but no audience. She assembles a motley bunch of 'turns' and books a tour with a difference - her Troupers won't tread the boards of Old Blighty but the muddy, bloody fields of France.
Twice nightly, we're here all week, if we're here at all!
In a little-told story of the Great War, Troupers brings to life the amazingly audacious Concerts At The Front - a hitherto unsung war effort that is full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.
Troupers was written by by Maeve Larkin and comes to The Met presented by Bury Members Group of The Co-operative.