8 to 16 April 2016
in the Studio Theatre
How Many Miles to Babylon?
by Jennifer Johnston - adapted by Alan Stanford
directed by Gerry McCrudden
Set in Ireland and France before and during the First World War the play revolves around the friendship between Alec, the son of a landed Anglo Irish family and Jerry, who hails from a very different background . When war breaks out in 1914 both sign up – yet for quite different reasons. They find themselves standing together but once again divided as officer and enlisted man. And yet it is there, surrounded by mud , chaos and death, that one of them makes a fateful decision whose consequences will test their friendship and loyalty to its limits.