The War On Terry

​by Hugh Dichmont

Photography by Mark Dawson

My girlfriend thinks I’m obsessed with death. Well maybe I am, but only as much as the next rotting sack of bones.

It’s Terry’s birthday. At 27, he is now older than his older brother Danny.

With a shoebox full of dead ladybirds, Terry reminisces over their childhood, whilst fighting to come to terms with his regrets over how things could have been different. A darkly comic monologue about boys, Christmas socks and not growing up.

Previewed at Nottingham Playhouse
Performed at Buxton Fringe, Landor_Space (London) and the Television Workshop (Nottingham)

"Heart-breaking and relentless"
"Director Louisa Sanfey displays a sense of restraint without denying the script’s lyrical touches"
Once a Week Theatre
"Despite the show’s darkness, Hugh Dichmont’s writing has a lightness of touch"
"A commanding central performance by Steve Conlin"
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Written by Hugh Dichmont
Directed by Louisa Sanfey
Performed by Steve Conlin
Set & Costume by ​Connie Burley
Lighting Design by Ali Hunter