Productions marking the Armistice

  • Not About Heroes – Wilton's Music Hall until 11 November

    This award-winning play exploring the friendship between Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon is one of three portrayals of strength, love and loss during wartime at Wilton's Music Hall. BalletBoyz: Young Men plays 13 to 17 November and Dietrich: Natural Duty plays 19 to 24 November.

  • Journey’s End – Het Kruitmagazijn, Ypres, Belgium until 12 November

    MESH Theatre revives RC Sherriff’s 1928 play in Ypres; the story is based on the playwright's own experiences as a soldier fighting and being wounded at Passchendaele, the third Battle of Ypres, in 1917.

  • One Voice | Remembrance – The Old Vic London 11 November

    A series of newly written monologues, spoken word and song from leading writers and performed by acclaimed actors. Curated by Arinzé Kene.

  • Wartime Women – King's Head Theatre London 11 November

    What did mummy do in the War? Fiona-Jane Weston re-creates the excitement of times that changed our world forever with song, poetry and true diary extracts from women of the time.

  • Silent Night – Leeds Town Hall opens 30 November

    This performance is the UK première of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Kevin Puts which tells the true story of the 1914 Christmas truce through a multilingual libretto.

  • Not Such Quiet GirlsHoward Assembly Room Leeds 29 November to 1 December

    Using staged scenes, film projections, music hall songs and forgotten rarities by early 20th century female composers, this show tells the extraordinary stories of women who volunteered on the front line as ambulance drivers. An Opera North and Leeds Playhouse co-production.

  • War Horse: The Story in ConcertLeeds Town Hall 25 November

    Michael Morpurgo narrates his own story of a young farm horse who finds himself taken from the calm of the English countryside and thrust into the horrors of the Western Front, alongside the performance of Adrian Sutton’s score and hand-drawn visuals to illustrate the story.

    Other works in the Leeds area include Benjamin Britten’s choral masterpiece War Requiem (17 November) and new micro-opera by Will Todd The Songs of War (22 November).

  • Return of The Unknown – Dover Marine Station 8 to 11 November

    Return of The Unknown is a theatrical work using drama, music, dance and digital art based around the return of the body of the Unknown Soldier at the station where it began its journey on UK soil to its final resting place in Westminster Abbey. Presented by the Marlowe Canterbury.

  • The Wipers Times – Charity Gala Arts Theatre London 11 November, running until 1 December

    Welsh singer Aled Jones is to make a special guest appearance in the charity gala performance of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play The Wipers Times on 11 November at the Arts Theatre, London in support of The Royal British Legion’s Thank You campaign. There will be other surprise cameo appearances during the show and an introduction and post-show talk and Q & A with the writers.

  • Canary – touring until 30 November

    Agnes, Anne and Betty are munitions workers 'doing their bit' for the war. Factory life seems perfect until an air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams. Presented by Fun in the Oven Theatre in collaboration with Spain's Teatro En Vilo.

  • Boots On The Ground – Army tent at Dulwich Clock Café Dulwich Park London from 7 to 10 November

    Tangled Feet's new immersive show following two war stories set one hundred years apart looking at the gulf between military and civilian experience.

  • Oh What a Lovely War Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford London from 7 to 10 November

    Artform present Joan Littlewood’s 1963 masterpiece pairing bleak wartime statistics with contemporary music hall, delivered with end of the pier jollity by a troupe of Pierrots.

  • Crossings – touring until 24 November

    A collaboration between leading rural touring companies New Perspectives and Pentabus, this play is inspired by real-life occurrences of cross dressing in the military and looks at the legacy of WWI, conflict in the following years and at the unexpected places we seek solace.

  • Shakespeare and RemembranceSam Wannamaker Playhouse London 11 November 2018

    An evening of performances putting Shakespeare’s imagined experience of war against the realities of twenty-first-century military life. Featuring members of the Soldiers’ Arts Academy a platform through which serving and ex-serving military personnel and their families can participate in the creative and performing arts.

  • The TrenchSouthwark Playhouse until 17 November

    With Les Enfants Terribles' visual storytelling, blending live music, puppetry and physical performance, this play is inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One.

  • Goodbye To All That – Southwark Playhouse 11 November

    A tribute to those who went through the First World War, Two's Company presents a programme of songs, poems, letters, accounts and scenes from their Forgotten Voices from the Great War plays.

  • Women of Aktion – touring until 17 November

    Bent Architect presents the stories of revolutionary women who brought about the end of WWI explored through the imagined collaboration between Joan Littlewood and anarchist German playwright Ernst Toller.

  • Bury the DeadFinborough Theatre until 24 November

    The last in the venue’s GREATWAR100 series is the first professional UK production for 80 years of this expressionistic American protest play that sees six dead soldiers stand up in their graves and refuse to be buried.

Check web sites for information regarding post–show Q&As, captioned, signed and relaxed performances and age suitability.