Stapleford Granary

Event description


"A beautifully unique take on World War One... humorous and haunting: finely crafted and powerfully told”

Our Friends, The Enemy is a highly acclaimed play combining theatre and spoken word which captures the remarkable story of the Christmas Truce in 1914. The play is written and performed by published poet and exciting new playwright Alex Gwyther, whose poetical prose weaves down-to-earth tales of life in Britain to the poignant re-telling of wartime events.

“The writing by Alex Gwyther, who also performs, is excellent : anecdotes about friendships, sharing and loss; letters and packages from home; the camaraderie between the two sides sharing jokes and playing games; all told in vivid language and with imagination” The Public Review 

Artist/speaker: Alex Gwyther

Further info

Alex Gwyther is a published writer and spoken word artist. Gwyther’s unique delivery and “tumbling urbane style” has seen him perform across the country at venues, festivals and events such as Oxford University, the Royal Festival Hall, Latitude Festival and The Mayor of London’s Week of Peace in Trafalgar Square. He has been specially commissioned to write for a number of organisations, businesses and charities including BBC Radio 1, The Southbank Centre and The Book People.