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When a serviceman goes missing in Jordan, his best friend embarks on a hunt across the post-war Middle East to find him. Read More >

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.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/03/2009

Opening Night: 09/03/2009

Closing Night: 26/04/2009

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Christian Bradley, Shaun Dooley, Eleanor Matsuura, Sargon Yelda


Director - Michael Longhurst

Producer - HighTide in collaboration with the National Theatre and the Bush Theatre

Designer - takis

Lighting Designer - Matt Prentice

Sound - Steve Mayo

Author - Adam Brace