East London football club Leyton Orient, then known as Clapton Orient, was the first team to sign up its players, staff and supporters to fight in the Great War. 41 men volunteered in all. Three of them never returned.
Based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’ by Stephen Jenkins, this new play of love, friendship and loss tells both sides of the story from the flag waving patriotism to the conscientious objectors.
Directed by Tilly Vosburgh (Eastenders, Far From The Madding Crowd, Atonement, Call the Midwife, Vera Drake) and written by Bermondsey born comedy writer Michael Head.