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A play about three men and a 200lb dog statue
2:40pm Tuesday 13th March 2012 in Leisure
FOLLOWING their highly acclaimed Comedy Double Bill Midlands tour DUCKbrothers Theatre Producktions returns to the Coach House Theatre, Malvern this week.
Gerald Sibleyras’s Heroes was translated by Tom Stoppard and it received its West End debut at Wyndham’s.
The “hilarious” play is set in 1959 and tells the story of three French veterans of the First World War – Gustav, Philippe and Henri – who pass their time grumbling about the staff, dreaming about young women and arguing over whether a statue of a dog is alive.
They decide to escape from the nun-run soldiers’ home where they live and run away to Indo China, or at least as far as the poplar trees on the hill. Hampered only by how they are going to move the 200lb statue of the dog that one of them wishes to bring with them, they plan their escape with military precision.
DUCKbrothers revival of this charming comedy features well known DUCKbrothers founders Henry Amphlett and David Rex together with Paul Southcott and is directed by Murray Andrews.
As part of their tour of Midlands theatres, DUCKbrothers will perform Heroes at The Coach House Theatre, in Grange Road, Malvern between Thursday and Saturday, March 15-17.
For tickets call Malvern Theatres Box Office on 01684 892277. For more information about the show, contact David Rex on 07801 967620 or e-mail davidjrex@btinternet.