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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Churchill’s coming-of-age story comes to Bury

Fol Espoir Theatre Company present new five-star play about Winston Churchill’s early life, Winston on the Run, at The Met on Thursday 3 October at 8pm.

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It’s 1899 and 24-year old Winston Churchill is a fiendish spot of bother, an escaped prisoner of war lost in the African savannah, wanted ‘Dead or Alive’ and hounded by the scathing words of his dead father. Will he surrender, or fight on whatever the cost?

 

A gem of new writing” – Three Weeks

 

Despite being voted ‘greatest Briton of all time’ in a BBC poll, surprisingly little is known about Churchill’s formative early experiences. His daring escape was a defining point of his early life, catapulting him to international fame and jump-starting his political career. In learning to never surrender, he began his ascent towards political greatness.

 

Based on Churchill’s biography, My Early Life, the play will be followed by a presentation from writer/performer Freddie Machin on the letters, photographs and archive material that inspired the show’s creation.

 

Tickets for this event are £10 or £8 for concessions. For more information or to book tickets phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.