Woodbine Willie
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Woodbine Willie, the affectionate nickname of the World War One chaplain Reverend Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy. He quickly volunteered for the trenches with the immediate intention of sharing his faith and his fags in equal measure. This is a remarkably astute portrayal encapsulating the dramatic scenes at the front line using drama, poetry and music of the time. The production received two glowing four-star reviews in 2014. 'A play of overwhelming sincerity and honesty and a moving and heart-warming tribute to Woodbine Willie' **** (BroadwayBaby.com, 2014). A real treat.