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A Serious Play About World War II


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.

Shortlisted for the International Youth Arts Festival Comedy Award 2018


"Outstanding" ★★★★★ (The Wee Review)

"Amazing" ★★★★★ (LondonTheatre1)

"Brilliant" ★★★★★ (Get the Chance)

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

"Seriously funny" ★★★★ (Chortle)

“Hugely funny” ★★★★ (The Stage)

“Genuinely outstanding” ★★★★ (EdFringeReview)

“Achingly funny” ★★★★ (The Panoptic)


GeorgeGeorge Vere

AdamAdam Willis

Ian Ian Coulter

Policeman | Martin Cooper-Langham

PolicewomanNatalie Hughes

Mr Günzberg Ian Macnaughton

TechnicianSebastian 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)