After a successful premiere tour in 2011, the award-winning play Dev's Army (Forever Manchester Award) comes to London – playing at the Etcetera Theatre this week!
Dev's Army tells the story of Ireland's attempts to defend its shores during World War 2, where neutrality is tested by the discovery of a body on the beach. This charming, thought-provoking comedy challenges prejudices and focuses on the relationship between three local defense volunteers, brought to life by talented actors Richard Sails (24:7 Festival), Matt Lanigan (Arden School of Theatre), Daniel McClelland (Robin Hood) and Wayne Allsop (Maestros of Improv).
Produced by Elysion Productions, Dev's Army garnered excellent reviews at Buxton Festival Fringe, as well as winning Best New Writing and receiving nominations for Best Production and Best Actor (for Richard Sails). Continuing successful runs in Oxford and Salford, the show's run at Not Part of Festival in Manchester won it a Forever Manchester Award.
Writer Stuart D Lee has written several plays, and Dev's Army was short-listed for a number of new writing competitions, including ones at the Oxford Playhouse and Drama Association of Wales, and won one at the Galway Theatre Festival. Director James Foster is well known as an actor, including appearing in Coronation Street and Shameless, and is receiving much critical acclaim for his theatre direction. He is also the founder of Studio Salford.
This exciting team have already had great successes with this exciting new script, and are nowv ery proud to be bringing it to London. It plays this week at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, and, judging by its previous successes, should be well worth a look.