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About the Show Less...

Art Malik, Christopher Timothy and Michael Jayston star in Tom Stoppard's English adaptation of Gérald Sibleyras' play, Les Vent Des Peupliers. Read More >

It is 1959 and three World War I veterans pass their days in a military hospital in a sleepy rural setting. Having struck up a close, if querulous, friendship, Gustave, Philippe and Henri meet every morning on their quiet terrace, where they bicker and tease each other as they reflect on their lives. They may have ageing bodies but their youthful minds dream about young women and, looking over the cemetary to the poplars beyond, they dream of escape and adventure. Will today be the day they finally make it to Indochina or perhaps only as far as the top of the hill?


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 11/09/2006

Closing Night: 16/09/2006

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Cast & Creative


Art Malik, Christopher Timothy and Michael Jayston


Director - Thea Sharrock

Designer - Robert Jones

Author - Gérald Sibleyras

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