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Woodbine Willie was the nickname of the Rev. Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, who volunteered as a chaplain on the Western Front during World War One. He won the Military Cross for his reckless courage helping wounded soldiers in No Man’s Land. This superb theatrical production shows the vital role he played on the battlefields of Belgium.


‘In 1917 Woodbine Willie was awarded the Military Cross “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the greatest courage and disregard for his own safety…and his cheerfulness and endurance had a splendid effect upon all ranks in the trenches”. This play of overwhelming sincerity and honesty is a moving and heart-warming tribute to him.’ Review from Edinburgh Fringe August 2014



Previous Performances on 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017:


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Fri 8th Jul

Thu 30th Jun

Wed 11th May

Tue 10th May

Mon 9th May


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Theatre, poetry and live music combine to bring an incredible life to the stage.

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Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

Swan Theatre, Worcester

Swan Theatre, Worcester

Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Willowfield Parish Church, Belfast

Garnerville Presbyterian Church, Belfast

Ballywillan Presybyterian Church, Coleraine


Holy Trinity Margate

Aintree Davenhill School

Venue 254, Edinburgh Fringe

Regents Theological College, Malvern

Bulford Army Camp

St Mary's Church, Camberley

Saffron Walden Baptist Church


St Paul's Church, Worcester  

Calvary Church, Kingswinford

London Street URC, Basingstoke

Riverside Church, Birmingham

St. Luke's Church, Bath

Sion Baptist Church, Burnley

The Atkinson Theatre, Southport

Temple of Praise, Anfield, Liverpool

Venue 132, Edinburgh Fringe

Sat 10 Nov


Fri 16 Nov


Tue 20 Nov

Hawkwell Baptist Church


Tankersley Welfare Hall


St Peter's & St Paul's Church


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