‘An ingenious take on the Great Escape’ The Times

‘A dizzying level of stage craft on display in this irresistible tale of derring-do’ The Stage

This London premiere of the story made famous by the 1963 movie starring Steve McQueen, is to be staged in the round at the historic Alexandra Palace Theatre, which was itself a prisoner of war camp between 1914-1919.

Based on the true story behind the escape from the infamous Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp, Tom, Dick and Harry (the names of the three escape tunnels of course!) will debunk the myths, honour the people involved, and tell the true story of one of the most daring escape attempts in World War II history.  

With acrobatics, rousing music, and a script inspired by top secret information that was classified in the war archives until 1972, this is a funny, touching and truly inspiring story.

Co-written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo and Theresa Heskins and brought to the stage by the producer of the worldwide smash-hits The Play That Goes Wrong and SIX the Musical, book now for this extraordinary theatrical adventure.

A New Vic Theatre and Kenny Wax Ltd. Co-Production


2.5 hours inc. interval

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Suitable For Children

Suitable for 8 years and older

Where Do I Go

Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY


4.6(16 reviews)
  • Julie

    Sep 7, 2022

    Truly outstanding performance

  • Viv

    Aug 26, 2022

    My husband and I really enjoyed the show. The script and performances were excellent and we would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Martin Birkbeck

    Aug 25, 2022

    What a fantastic play, superbly acted , in a fast paced electric , atmosphere, in a wonderful setting, the energy of the performers was truly off the clock , the interaction with the audience was a brilliant and unique touch, thank you for a wonderful evening , truly outstanding