About This Show

Based on the book They Took The Lead by Stephen Jenkins, The Greater Game tells the true story of the 42 men from Clapton Orient who signed up En Masse to fight in the great war focusing on the bond of two lifelong friends Richard MacFadden and William Jonas who met near Newcastle aged 7 before moving to London to play football then enlisting to fight in the Battle Of The Somme with tragic consequences.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 30 October 2018 Final Performance: 25 November 2018


Michael Greco Billy Holmes
James Phelps Richard McFadden
Helena Doughty Elizabeth McFadden
Steven Bush William Jonas
Victoria Gibson Mary Jane Jonas
Scott Kyle George Scott
Jack Harding Fred - Spider - Parker
Paul Marlon Molan - Peggy - Evans
Tom Stocks Jimmy Hugall
Michael Head Herbert - Jumbo - Reason