Stovepipe is a striking dramatisation of former journalist Adam Brace’s tour of Amman.
Alan has just been serving with the Parachute Regiment in Iraq; on his last rotation he watched his friend Grif burn alive in his armoured vehicle. And now Eddy, a fellow serviceman and Alan’s best friend, has gone AWOL in Jordan. Alan breaks protocol and embarks upon a hunt across the post-war Middle East to find him.
Originally produced at the HighTide Festival 2008, Stovepipe is presented at West 12 by HighTide in collaboration with both the National Theatre and the Bush theatre.
Journalist-turned-playwright Brace’s other plays include After Sex All The Animals Are Sad, A Real Humane Person Who Cares And All That and an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.
As Stovepipe is an indoor promenade performance – it was described by playwright Tom Stoppard as “One of the best promenade dramas I’ve seen” – patrons are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly.
Stovepipe is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.