Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers
Polymorph’s highly regarded creative partnership Jan van der Black and Penny Gkritzapi bring a brand new show to Edinburgh for the 2018 Fringe, along with a welcome new addition to the team in actor Emilie Maybank.
Tommy (Jan van der Black) saw his whole regiment wiped out on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. In 1941, Ellen (Emilie Maybank) waved goodbye to her fiance as he left for Crete, two weeks before the German invasion of the island.
Tommy’s past and Ellen’s present collide one night in a cellar as they shelter from an air raid. As they begin to share their stories, two ends of a single thread begin to unravel, shaping a fateful connection and a shared, incredible destiny.
Two strangers, two World Wars, one connection in hope.
Written by Jan van der Black
Designed & Directed by Penny Gkritzapi
Performed by Jan van der Black & Emilie Maybank
Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers is at Space Triplex 6th-11th August 2018