This Wretched Splendour

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A full-length stageplay in two acts. Seven bored and demoralised survivors in a Flanders trench in 1916 find their lives transformed by the arrival of a new officer, David Cartwright. With his bright charisma and subversive approach to authority he inspires them to face their seemingly inevitable fate with courage, high-spirited stoicism and a sanguine sense of humour - the only defence against a bleak and mindless war. An engaging, affectionate foray into an alien world. - Time Out