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The Window - at the Albany Theatre

The Window - play at Albany Theatre

The Albany Theatre are commemorating the centernary of the First World War with a fascinating performance that is directly related to our city. This is a fantastic event and we would encourage all our members and anyone else to go and see this performance. 

The Window, written and directed by Paul Nolan, tells the true story of his great uncle James O’Neil, who was born at the end of the 19th century to a poor Coventry family who were fighting just to survive after their father was admitted to the notorious Hatton Asylum.

Fast changes were taking place in the rapidly expanding industrial city at the time, and James grew up to be exactly the ‘right age’ when the First World War broke out. News that the country was at war, announced on the August bank holiday 1914, shook the family home, pitching James into the most exciting adventure of his life, as he became part of a landmark British offensive with the 15th Durham Light Infantry that would change ground warfare as we know it.

This touching play describes both the horrors of the battlefield and the struggles on the home front though the voices of James and his sister Ivy. The Window is a compelling and beautifully constructed First World War drama about a young Coventry soldier and his harrowing experiences during one of the British Army's most notoriously unsuccessful and bloody offensives.

Performance details

Venue: Albany Theatre Studio, 53 Butts Road, Coventry CV1 3BH

Tues 13 March – Sat 17 March 2018 (Press night: Weds 14 March)

Evening performances: 7.30pm

Matinees: 13.30 Tues-Fri, 14.30 Saturday

Tickets £11/£7

Box Office 024 7699 8964

Reader Comments (1)

ive just seen this on tour in Telford. It is impressive. very good, passionate writing and acting on an intense subject. Wish you all well in your future careers.

By sue jenkins on Saturday, October 27, 2018

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