The Custard Boys - Tabard Theatre
|Running dates||from Apr 10 2012 to May 12 2012|
|My Rating||Review This Show|
|Most expensive ticket||£16|
Overview, Cast and Creatives
|A play about love, war and grown-up stuff
Five London schoolboys are evacuated to a Norfolk seaside village, far from Hitler's bombs.
They want to fight for England but are too young to join up and too old to wait. They join the school army cadet force and learn to fire rifles, they form a gang and play at being soldiers. But it is not real war.
Sixteen year old John Curlew dreams of being a Spitfire pilot. Mark Stein is Jewish and a pacifist refugee who hates the war and longs for it to end. When these two boys are thrown together and form a romantic bond, their friendship splits the group and invites fear and prejudice. But it is a challenge to a rival gang which becomes the catalyst for a sinister train of events. While men die in their thousands overseas, in a small corner of rural England a group of schoolboys embark on a final war game which will lead ultimately to tragedy.
|Featured Actors/Actresses||Jack Cameron|
|Jack Elliot Thomson|
|Andrew St Pierre|
|Lighting Designer||Elliot Griggs|
|Costume Designer||Cecilia Carey|