(Photo by Stephen W. Dunn)
A War Of Two Halves tells the dramatic and moving story of the gifted Hearts team of 1914, whose Scottish title ambitions were interrupted by the outbreak of World War 1. Accused of being cowards by playing football, and inspired by Colonel Geordie McCrae, the team joined up en masse alongside fans and players of rival teams to form the first of the Pals Battalions. Many were killed in the trenches of Flanders.
Marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, and inspired by true events, this is an immersive, promenade production through Tynecastle Park, following the real-life players who became soldiers
“We’re delighted to welcome Scott to the cast. Knowing his passion, imagination and dedication for theatre, we can’t wait to see what he brings to the role. Our audiences fully invest in these characters and their remarkable journeys, and we’ve no doubt they’ll identify with Scott for the authenticity he brings.” – Tim Barrow
“I am delighted to be joining the cast of this incredible true story and I cant wait to get started on rehearsals. I was have performed at the Edinburgh Festival many times over the past decade (Winning The Stage Best Actor 2010 for my performance as Billy in “Singin I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim”) normally in very small venues and with a small set, this year as part of the A War of Two Halves cast we have a multi-million pound set in the form of the Heat of Midlothian stadium. There really is nothing like this show on offer at the festival and its a must see for anyone coming to the festival. – Scott Kyle