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Into Battle

The true and important story of a bitter feud at Oxford University in the years leading up to WWI.


Hugh’s first play was to have been professionally produced, performed and premiered at Greenwich Theatre, London 27 April – 21 May 2020 (postponed due to Coronavirus). This title is taken from the poem by Julian Grenfell, a character in the play, who is commemorated in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey:

The naked earth is warm with spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze;
And life is colour and warmth and light,
And a striving evermore for these;
And he is dead who will not fight;
And who dies fighting has increase.

‘Full of energy and life. A fantastic story that has a terrible and moving conclusion.’ Simon Beaufoy

‘An extraordinary story that needs to be told about people who must not be forgotten.’ Sir Tim Rice

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