Work - theatre

For King and Country:

Pte Hamp

During World War I, in the British trenches at Passchendaele, an army private, Arthur Hamp (Paul) is accused of desertion. He is to be defended at his trial by an officer, Captain Hargreaves. Hamp had been a volunteer at the outbreak of the war and was the sole survivor of his company but then decided to 'go for a walk': he had contemplated walking to his home in London but after more than 24 hours on the road, he's picked up by the Military Police and sent back to his unit to face court-martial for desertion.

For his performance Paul received an Olivier Award (formerly Soc.West End Theatre) 'Actor of the Year in a New Play' and Plays and Players Award 'Most Promising Actor' London premiere
  • Writer:John Wilson
  • Director:Bernard Miles/Ron Pember
  • Performances:1976
  • Theatre:Mermaid Theatre, London