The Boleyn Brothers
This is the story of the "West Ham" Pals Battalion during WW1.
GOLD WINNER OF THE 2019 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL RADIO AWARDS DIGITAL PODCAST.
This is the story of four lads from the borough of West Ham, who sign up for a bit of adventure - "it will all be over by Christmas!" - and go on to fight in some of the most horrific and deadliest battles of the First World War.
From the basic training on Wanstead Flats through to the deadly meat-grinder of the Somme and finally their epic last stand at Cambrai, the Pals of West Ham saw continuous duty until they were disbanded on 10th February 1918.
ROBERT BOULTER (George Hancock)
JACK KRISTIANSEN ( (Walter)
OWEN BLEACH (Henry)
ANDY CRESSWELL (Tom)
PAUL MORIARTY (Sgt. Moore)
JOHN SPOUR (Frank Jenns)
EMMA WINGROVE (Izzie)
JUSTIN K HAYWARD (Captain Keeble)
ROBERT COHEN (Lt. Fairweather)
DAN GREEST (Private Stagg)
PETER WALSH (Private Price)
MATT BEAUMONT(Private Tettmar)
AMY SUTTON (Madame)
RUSSELL SHAW (Corp 2nd Staffs)
PHILLIPPA HAMMOND ( Nurse)
MURRAY HECHT (Recruitment Sgt.)
PETER ELLIOTT (Lt. Col. Pappillon)
GUY WAH (Doctor)
JONATHAN WILLIAMSON (Writer)
JAKE SKINNER (Sound Engineer)
BEVERLEY HURLL (Associate Producer)
ANDREW WANNIARATCHY (Executive Producer)
RUARAIDH ADAM-CAIRNS( Technical & Historical Advisor)
ELLIOT TAYLOR (Technical & Historical Advisor)
CHRIS BATCHELOR (Cornets & Tenor Horn)
JEFF MILLER (Tuber & Ophicleide)
ASHLEY SLATER (Director, Original Music & Sound Design)
SIMON MOORHEAD (Producer & Sound Designer)
Original music based upon the West Ham Battalion March-'Knife, Fork,Spoon'.
The play contains strong language and descriptions of violence.
"People who can really relate to this will love it. Sound Effects were brilliant to the point you felt like you were transported as the listener to that era. You could tell it was a huge production. The fans need to know this war existed - it's part of their heritage."
"This is a profoundly moving story, that really immerses you into the life and reality of the West Ham Battalion - not just in the trenches, but their lives before and after seeing action, giving a rich and textured tale"
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