Year: 1960

Title of the play: The Long and the Short and the Tall

Author: Willis Hall

Director: Anthony Richardson

Others in the Cast: Frank Middlemass, William Young, Anton Rodgers, Donald MacKechnie, Michael Robbins, Lisle Jones, Sammy Wong

Company/Event: The Queen’s Players

Theatre and location: Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Other productions of the same play

Plot summary: A patrol of very dissimilar people, stationed in the Burmese Peninsula, encounter an ethical situation, upon the capture of a lone Japanese soldier who later becomes a prisoner of war. The play explores war-related issues about the treatment of Prisoners of War, and the justification of killing a man just because he has been labelled an 'enemy'.

Peth’s role: Pvt T.E "Taff" Evans, a polite, pleasant, calm and easy going   Welshman who is killed by a sniper.  


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