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Written by Parissa Zamanpour
Directed by Keziah Lockwood
Assistant Directed by Marissa Moore
Showed at The Kings Arms, Salford in 2018
It's a cold November at The Somme. Four men are tasked with a special mission from HQ to cross the Fritz lines and retrieve as much as they can from a deserted trench.
After they have been seen by the enemy, they have no choice but to stay where they are in No Man's Land. With no hope, no food and no way of getting back, they have nothing more to do than to talk of home and this bloody war.
That is until Shuang, a member of the CLC [Chinese Labour Corps]is stranded with them.
As paranoia and distrust descends with the darkness the enemy within is revealed.
'Truly enlightening and pulls no punches.'
Paul Jenkins-Poet, The Drama Studio.
'Hard-hitting human tragedy...a very creditable and worthy debut production.
Matthew Dougall, Reviewer No 9'