It’s 1914.

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.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 4 Oct 2014 at 1:00 PM - This event has now passed
The Box

Related events

Theatre -

Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho imagines Karl Marx is spirited back to contemporary Soho, New York and shows how deeply his original ideas resonate today.

Theatre -

Cheaters: A Play About Infidelity

One sordid evening, non-bachelors Kevin and Dave bring two married ladies back to their house for an evening of pre-meditated adultery. But very quickly things do not go according to plan…

Theatre - Last session: Wed 21 Feb 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

The Moonwatcher

A world of cotton mill chimneys, talking birds, Asian twists and tales. We are led through a surreal landscape to witness one family's fate on our fast spinning planet.

Read more