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Holding Hands at Paschendale


  • Playwright

    Martin Lynch 

  • Setting

    Passendale, Belgium, 1917

  • Synopsis

    Mo Coutts, a London Kitchener volunteer, is arrested for refusing to go over the top during the 3rd Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Willie Harvey is a Belfast man ordered who arrests him, and regards him as nothing but a coward. Handcuffed together as they await Mo's Court Marshal, each is forced to reassess his opinion on the war.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    13 October 2006

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

Original Cast  
Willie Harvey Ciaran McMenamin
Mo Coutts Freddy White
Production Team  
Director Hannah Eidinow
Set Designer Mike Lees

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was drawn from the festival programme and press cuttings.