Already closed | 0h 55m | Midtown W

Our Friends The Enemy

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Must see, Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious

About the show

Theatre Row presents the London acclaimed story of the 1914 Christmas Truce about war and for a brief moment, peace. More…

The Western Front, Christmas 1914. British and German soldiers stop their fighting, emerge from their trenches and meet between the firing lines. The events that follow are the most astounding stories of the Great War told through the eyes of one soldier. Private James Boyce takes us on a magical, haunting journey through the remarkable Christmas Truce.

0h 55m | Already closed | Theatre Row Complex (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Must see, Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious
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Ambitious, Cliched, Delightful, Exquisite, Absorbing

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December 14th, 2015
"Using a cheery working-class accent for this everyman and playing other characters, the magnetic Alex Gwyther holds forth for nearly an hour during this haunting dramatization...Director Tom O’Brien’s efforts are an exemplary work of stagecraft...All of the production elements are precisely coor...
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December 14th, 2015
"Brutalities of war, and the power of brotherhood and Christmas spirit to achieve peace, are given vivid life in this moving one-man show... As Gwyther jumps from person to person, he’s guided by the effective lighting and sound that transport the action from the quiet moments to where the sky is...
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December 12th, 2015
"The play’s mainly lighthearted culmination is gratifying to watch and well earned – Gwyther conveys the intensely palpable relief of the soldiers, come Christmas day, when both sides put down their arms and exchanged cigarettes, stories, and in some cases home addresses...Gwyther slips in and ou...
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December 15th, 2015
"Alex Gwyther’s masterful recasting of the long-ago tale is haunting and beautiful...The waste and wantonness of war is the headline here. What makes it a Christmas tale to be savored is the evidence of humanity unleashed, however briefly, against all odds."
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