Eleventh Hour

1 hr |  Recommended age: 7-13

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This show is an excellent opportunity to engage students 7 to 13 in World War 1 and understand life in the trenches.

Thought-provoking, educational and fun. 


An hour-long, thought-provoking play written by Terry Deary (author of Horrible Histories) explores the underlying theme of humanity in war. The story surrounds two soldiers who have been asked to fight mercilessly and even kill each other. Sounds heavy, right? But don’t worry, there is a lighter side! A show filled with humour, drama, emotions and fun facts, Eleventh Hour brings to life the conditions of the WW1 trenches.


Join Danny and Marius as they swap songs and stories and compare their time in the trenches. Watch whilst they squirm at scratchy uniforms, wince at wicked weapons, flinch at foul food and titter at the terrible toilets. 


“Terry Deary’s Eleventh Hour” is the perfect way to explore life in the trenches in an immersive manner. 

Values covered:

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Generosity

  • Hope

  • Humility

  • Justice

  • Perseverance

  • Respect

  • Service

  • Thankfulness

  • Trust

  • Truthfulness

  • Wisdom

Target age group: 7 to 13 (although adults have enjoyed this too!).

Genre: Drama (with comedic moments). 

Length: 1 hour.

Number of performers: 2.

Audience size limits: There are no limits to the number of students and teachers seeing the show. If they can fit into the space, they can watch.

Stage requirements: If you have a stage, we will look to use that. However, we are adaptable, so we usually find a way if this is not possible.

Additional to the show: Q & A session included. 

Price: £699 plus VAT per show. Multi-show deals are available. A deposit of £150 plus VAT is required to secure the booking.


Workshops are available upon request at an additional cost. 

What next?

Send an email to info@nationalproductioncompany.com with your preferences and requirements, including any dates that would work best for you. One of our team will help you from there.

Looking for something to engage your pupils now? Meet some characters from the past with Terry Deay's Talking Deads series. Access these videos for free by following this link to our webpage here. Or, head to the education section of our website.

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