Tynecastle drama extends run

Aug 18 2018 | By More

Extra dates for A War of Two Halves

The site-specific production of A War of Two Halves at Tynecastle Park has added eight extra performances across four dates for its 2018 Edinburgh Fringe run due to the demand for tickets.

The WW1 drama tells of the Hearts first team players who joined McCrae’s Battalion en masse in 1914. According to our reviewer Hugh Simpson, it does what great theatre should: “making a specific time and place seem immediate and accessible.”

A scene from A War of Two Halves. Pic: Company

A scene from A War of Two Halves. Pic: Company

Originally slated to run until Sunday 19, there will now be two performances each day on Wednesday 22, Friday 24, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August 2018, at 6pm and 8.30pm.

Director Bruce Strachan told Æ that the run is extending because of sheer demand to see the production, which uses different parts of the Tynecastle stadium to tell the story.

Strachan said: “Feedback has been incredible and humbling – we’re all amazed by the reception audiences have given our show. So we’re delighted to have the chance to extend the run, and very grateful to Heart of Midlothian Football Club for their continued support and hospitality.”

The show, a co-production between This Is My Story and Nonsense Room, has touched its audiences in a hugely emotional way, winning plaudits from regular fringe goers and Hearts fans alike.

According to Hugh Simpson’s review: “The script is an object lesson in how to introduce a selection of characters and make the audience involved in their fates. These men are not modern-day sporting superstars, but a bunch of young men rooted in their community and at the mercy of geopolitical forces far beyond their experience or control.”

Hugh’s review can be read in full here: ★★★★★ Devastating emotion.

A War of Two Halves
Tynecastle Park (Venue 547), Gorgie Road, EH11 2NL
Thursday 2 – Sunday 19 August 2018
Four times daily at 1.00 pm, 3.30 pm, 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm.
Extra dates:
Wednesday 22, Friday 24, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August 2018

Twice daily: 6pm and 8.30pm

Book tickets on the Fringe website: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/war-of-two-halves-1

Production website: https://www.awaroftwohalves.com
Facebook: @awaroftwohalves
Twitter: @HeartsMcCrae
Tickets also available on the Hearts website: http://www.heartsfc.co.uk/news/6789

The McCrae’s Battalion Trust: www.mccraesbattaliontrust.org.uk


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