The Greater Game Stage Play

The Greater Game are pleased to join The Royal British Legion in saying Thank You to the First World War generation, as part of this years centenary activities, by bringing to life the lives of some of the ordinary men and women who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

The Greater Game
Waterloo East Theatre, 30th October - 25th November

The Greater Game tells the true story of some of the footballers who signed up to fight in the Great War, focusing on lifelong friends Richard McFadden (James Phelps) and William Jonas (Steven Bush) who travelled from Newcastle to London to play football for Clapton Orient, before swapping England for France to 'fight for King and Country' - a fight neither one would survive. More than a story of football or war, The Greater Game is a story of love, friendship, sacrifice, triumph and loss.

“A mix of harsh reality and tender and cherished moments” ★★★★★ Guardian Series

After a 5 star run at the Southwark Playhouse in 2017, The Greater Game has been re-drafted and is set to come back even stronger for a run at the Waterloo East Theatre from October 30th to November 25th. Some nights have already sold out to the show critiques raved about:

“Make the effort to see this, it is well worth while” ★★★★★ West End Wilma

Starring Michael Greco and James Phelps alongside award winning actors Paul Marlon and Scott Kyle and award nominated actors Jack Harding and Tom Stocks and under the stewardship of multi award winning director Adam Morley The Greater Game promises to make you laugh and cry as we honour these brave heroes as part of Football Remembers backed by The F.A, P.F.A, Premier League and EFL.

Reviews for The Greater Game

“Make the effort to see this, it is well worth while” ★★★★★ West End Wilma
“A mix of harsh reality and tender and cherished moments” ★★★★★ Guardian Series
“A rollercoaster ride through the troubles of friendship and war” ★★★★ Musical Theatre Musings
“Engaging and touching” The Stage “[playwright] Michael Head brings humour” What’s On Stage

To book tickets, please visit The Greater Game website