HMP Wandsworth 2018

Traitors, Cads and Cowards
by Martin McNamara

Producer and Directed by- Anne Curtis

HMP Wa 2Green Curtain theatre were delighted to perform this play in May 2018  in the chapel of Wandsworth Prison where this play was set in 1916.

We gave two performances. One to the prisoners and one to the general public. We are grateful to Wandsworth Council for their financial support.


Late June 1916: three men, two wars, one prison cell.

The Easter Rising in Dublin has been crushed, its leaders executed. The Somme Offensive, where a million men will die or be wounded, is about to begin.  In the military wing of Wandsworth Prison, Alfred a young British army deserter and veteran of the trenches on Verdun is bunked in with Liam, an Irish Volunteer from the Rising, and Henry, a conscientious objector. Can these three men with their very different views on war find any common cause with each other?


Cast were

Liam McEnroe– Aonghus Weber
Alfred Wood– Aidan Casey
Henry  Boyes –Benedict Waring

This play was performed previously at the following venues:
Bread & Roses theatre Clapham in July 2016
Lion and Unicorn, Kentish Town in October 2016
Trades Union Club, Acton in Novenber 2016

What people thought about the play.

Traitors, Cads & Cowards
“A stark, powerful performance that will linger with you long after you leave the theatre” ★★★★ carnstheatrepassion
“A moving exploration of the effects of war and oppression” ★★★★ pubtheatres1

Just a note to say that the performance last evening was just brilliant.  We enjoyed it immensely and look forward to the other 4 plays in due course. Thank you for letting me know about Traitors, Cowards and Cads and please let me know future events.
Well done and thanks again.
Margaret  H