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Leeds Playhouse, Playhouse Square Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP


Leeds Inspired


17th September 2024 - 21st September 2024

How far would you go for love?

Sebastian Faulks’s epic story of love and loss returns to the stage marking the 30th anniversary of the international best-selling novel. The critically acclaimed show returns in a brand-new production for 2024, telling the story of one man’s journey through an all-consuming love affair and into the horror of the First World War. 

In pre-war France, a young Englishman, Stephen Wraysford, embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him. 

A mesmerising story of love and courage. Set both before and during the Great War. Once seen never forgotten. 

Produced by the award-winning Original Theatre, who brought you the smash hit productions of The Mirror Crack’d by Agatha Christie, Murder in the Dark and The Habit of Art. 

Presented by Original Theatre and JAS Theatricals in association with Birdsong Productions and Wiltshire Creative. Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff. Directed by Alastair Whatley.