The Christmas Truce


December 1914. As families across Europe gather to celebrate Christmas, a generation of young men find themselves far away from their loved ones in the trenches of the Western Front.

There they face a world seemingly devoid of any peace or goodwill. But on Christmas Eve 1914, as the men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment shelter in their trenches, something astonishing happens.

Inspired by real events of exactly 100 years ago, RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman directed Phil Porter's new play for families celebrating a remarkable Christmas story.

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The Christmas Truce played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 29 November 2014 to 31 January 2015.

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