THIS WAS THE WORLD & I WAS KING
★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ The Saint ★★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ Fourth Wall Magazine ★★★★ TV Bomb ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
THIS WAS THE WORLD AND I WAS KING debuted at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Further productions: UK Tour (2014), The Brockley Jack (2016), The Arts Theatre West End (2016)
A First World War story exploring what it is to be on the cusp of adulthood. Inspired by the enchanting poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses.
Original production directed by Casey Jay Andrews, Laura Trundle & the ensemble
2016 remount directed by David Thackeray
"George Jennings composes whimsical, enchanting songs that soar and glide, blending effortlessly with the eloquent and artistic script by Casey Jay Andrews and Nathan Foad... It would come as no surprise if these innovative artists were a big part of theatre’s future" (A Younger Theatre)
★★★★★ “A triumph of originality… Enchanting at every turn” (ThreeWeeks ‘Editor’s Pick’)
★★★★★ “Simple yet striking” (The Saint)
★★★★ (The Scotsman)
★★★★ (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ (Fourth Wall Magazine)
★★★★ (TV Bomb)
★★★★★ (Everything Theatre)