About Tommy

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An irreverent exploration of how far we will go to make peace. Read More >

About Tommy asks: what price would you pay for peace? Could you tell a soldier not to fight? Even when he’s staring down the barrel of a gun?

When Tommy joins the Danish army, he is looking for a way to make a difference. Posted to Croatia as part of the UN’s peace-keeping mission during the early 90s, he is under strict instructions not to shoot. But when he and his comrades find themselves in the firing line, Tommy begins to fight back. 

About Tommy tells the absurd and tragicomic story of a young soldier trying to preserve his humanity against all the odds. Based on real accounts of the recent war in the former Yugoslavia, it is a wonderfully irreverent exploration of how far we will go to make peace – when everyone else is determine to do the opposite. 

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 31/03/2009

Closing Night: 25/04/2009

Running time: 1hr 10

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Beatrice Curnew, Gwilym Lee, Hywel Morgan, Rachel Atkins, Richard Ringrose

Creative

Director - Elly Green

Producer - Brother Tongue

Designer - Signe Beckmann

Lighting Designer - Anna Watson

Sound - Matt Downing

Author - Thor Bjorn Krebs