• FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

The Muddy Choir theatre performance

The Muddy Choir

Focusing on three young soldiers serving with the Durham Light Infantry in 1917, this play is about growing up and the humanising power of music.

Nominated for Best Play for Young Audiences, Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards 2015

It's November 1917 and the Battle of Passchendaele is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home.

Inspired by their childhood oath, 'nee killing, anly singing', Robbie dreams that music will be their ticket away from the front. But attracting the attention of their commanding officers may prove more dangerous than bullets and gas.

'Such a moving and powerful play... Our entire group of 14-year-old boys was immediately engaged and spellbound.'
David, teacher

'Everything was brilliant... I can't stop talking about it!'
Danielle, student

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