A Serious Play About World War II


“You have ruined my story. You have taken some of what I said completely out of context and you have made the rest up.”

Willis & Vere have surprised critics by turning their back on comedy to adapt the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor.

But, through a lack of research and emotional maturity, the end result may not be quite as powerful or serious as originally intended.

And inviting the aforementioned survivor to the performance may just be the final nail in the pair’s coffin…

A Serious Play About World War II is written and directed by Willis & Vere.


"Outstanding" ★★★★★ (The Wee Review)

"Amazing" ★★★★★ (LondonTheatre1)

"Brilliant" ★★★★★ (Get the Chance)

"Irreverently funny" ★★★★1/2 (Bouquets & Brickbats)

"Seriously funny" ★★★★ (Chortle)

“Hugely funny” ★★★★ (The Stage)

“Hysterical” ★★★★ (EdFringeReview)

“Achingly funny” ★★★★ (The Panoptic)

SHORTLISTED for the International Youth Arts Festival Comedy Award 2018


GeorgeGeorge Vere

AdamAdam Willis

Ian | Ian Coulter

Policeman | Martin Cooper-Langham

PolicewomanNatalie Hughes

Mr Günzberg Ian Macnaughton

Technician | Sebastian Calver


NarratorJames Randle

Previous Tour Dates

London / King’s Head Theatre (2019)

Edinburgh / Underbelly Cowgate (2018)

Kingston / The Rose Theatre (2018)

London / Mirth, Marvel & Maud (2018)

Brighton / The Warren (2018)

Birmingham / The Old Joint Stock (2018)

Leeds / stage@leeds (2018)

Leicester / Attenborough Arts Centre (2018)

London / VAULT Festival (2018)