The sensational story of WWII's Greatest Escape
This London premiere of the story made famous by the 1963 movie starring Steve McQueen, is to be staged in the round at the historic Alexandra Palace Theatre, which was itself a prisoner of war camp between 1914-1919.
Based on the true story behind the escape from the infamous Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp, Tom, Dick and Harry (the names of the three escape tunnels of course!) will debunk the myths, honour the people involved, and tell the true story of one of the most daring escape attempts in World War II history.
With acrobatics, rousing music, and a script inspired by top secret information that was classified in the war archives until 1972, this is a funny, touching and truly inspiring story.
Co-written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo and Theresa Heskins and brought to the stage by the producer of the worldwide smash-hits The Play That Goes Wrong and SIX the Musical, book now for this extraordinary theatrical adventure.
A New Vic Theatre and Kenny Wax Ltd. Co-Production
(Age recommendation 8+)
DARING and INVENTIVE
an ingenious take on The Great Escape
A dizzying level of stage craft on display in this irresistible tale of derring-do
For access information and bookings please contact the venue directly.
020 8365 2121
Alexandra Palace Theatre
The story of Alexandra Palace Theatre is truly unique. Opened in 1875, the Theatre was a place of spectacle and delight where audiences of up to 3,000 people were entertained by pantomime, opera, drama and ballet. A feat of Victorian engineering, the impressive stage machinery was designed so that performers could appear, fly into the air and disappear through the stage. However, it struggled to compete with the might of the West End and the theatre went on to be used as a cinema, a chapel and the home of music hall stars before a spell as a BBC prop store and workshop. For 80 years it has been closed to the public, a hidden gem perched high above the city.
Alexandra Palace Station is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park. A regular train service with Great Northern runs direct from Moorgate, through Highbury & Islington or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.
Wood Green is the nearest underground station on the Piccadilly Line. (journey time is 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus). Exit Wood Green Station and go to bus stop A to pick up the W3 bus up the hill to Alexandra Palace.
The W3 bus runs from Finsbury Park and Tottenham to Alexandra Palace Ice Rink or Alexandra Palace Palm Court.
While we can’t legally enforce the wearing of face coverings, we ask that the adults amongst our audience wear a face covering throughout their visit, unless they are medically exempt.
No. We would prefer that you show us your e-ticket onto your phone in order to allow for contactless ticket scanning – let’s save a few trees too!
Sadly not! Please do not bring large back, suitcases or rucksacks to the venue as these will not be permitted into theatre. Please don’t bring bags that are greater than A4 size approx. to the event. Please hang on to your stuff and be aware of where your valuables are throughout the event.
Yes toilets and baby changing facilities available. To help keep the venue covid-19 secure the toilets are cleaned on the hour every hour for approximately 15 mins.