A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemmingway

Imitating the Dog (2014)

Adapted and directed by Pete Brooks and Andrew Quick

Lighting design by Andrew Crofts

Projection design by Simon Wainwright

Based on the author’s real-life experience in 1918, A Farewell to Arms tells the story of an American ambulance driver for the Italian army and his relationship with a British nurse.
The classic narrative of love and loss during devastating conflict is unearthed in this production by a group of urban explorers who break into a derelict former field hospital.

“Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel is adapted brilliantly by a company never afraid of pushing boundaries and breaking rules…a magnificent piece of highly emotional and emotive theatre. Rarely has the futility of conflict been so powerfully presented on stage.”

The Stage

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The Guardian