INFANTRYMAN IN THE WARDROBE
By Keith Galloway | Directed By Jo Galloway
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED "INFANTRYMAN IN THE WARDROBE" MAKES U.S. PREMIERE
“Infantryman In The Wardrobe” was originally written by Keith Galloway, and performed in South Africa. The piece takes us on a journey from WW1 to present day, through the musings, songs, poetry and prose of the soldiers in the trenches and the women left behind. A beautifully poignant look at the futility of war, this original piece of theater highlights love, loss & human nature through equal parts humor and powerful sorrow.
No period in world history has been free from the devastating effects of war, and poets and have long dreamt of a millennium in which we will be at peace. Yet,
“I read one more report today.
Another flag half-mast and gun
salute, coffin draped, bearers done.
“All shall yield
in time, to time, both old and young -
except upon the Battlefield
where he remains just twenty one.”
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Keith Galloway appeared in, choreographed or directed no less than 17 West End musicals, prior to arriving in South Africa in 1976. UK credits include “ Man of La Mancha”, “ Hello Dolly”, “The Music Man” and “ How to Succeed in Business”, which he also directed in Denmark. UK television credits include choreography and appearances for BBC, ITV and the USA. In SA, he quickly established himself as South Africa’s top television choreographer, his production of “ Magic Maestro Please” winning the first ever Artes Award. Keith has written and directed numerous original productions, from youth theatre to plays, musicals and corporate events, as well as choreographing dozens of television commercials.
Keith Galloway | Playwright
It is nothing short of brilliant with a versatile group of consummate actors who handle a wide variety of accents and characters with great insight and expertise. The message could be described as " a protest piece" but that would be to underrate it and simplify the intention."
Jo Galloway’s direction and choreography are effective, and the show is sadly relevant and thoughtprovoking,
particularly in these deeply troubled times. The finale is every bit as gripping as the
-LOVELL ESTELL III STAGE RAW TOP TEN PICKS 2017
"Wow!!!! very powerful piece on the ease in which we have always stepped into war as a solution only to find ourselves being destroyed. It was also a real warning of what could still happen to us if we don’t stand up and resist.
Amazing cast… and a very relevant look back at the history of war."
..."it was an intelligent staging and beautifully acted by all as well as wonderfully choreographed... This one grabs a GOLD MEDAL."