Troubador Facing the Enemy

Released: 28/02/2021

ISBN: 9781800461994

Format: Paperback

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Facing the Enemy


“Postydia” threatens a war with “Herenow” over a disputed border. The Herenovian Prime Minister has a plan for averting war. One of his Cabinet Ministers, the country’s most decorated soldier, derails the plan by sabotaging part of the country’s defence system. His brother, an auditor in the Finance Ministry, but also a Commander in the country’s intelligence service, is sent under cover to retrieve the situation. But is everything quite what it seems? 

The play deals with a number of themes including: the difference between fighting for yourself and fighting against somebody else; the question of what happens when conflict at state level becomes the latter and how to stop it festering and growing until it can only be solved by some sort of cataclysm.

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Tony Diggle

Tony's professional career has been in information science and management consultancy, but he has been writing stories ever since he was old enough to hold a pencil.

He is currently a member of two actors and writers groups: Player-Playwrights (since 1995) and Actors and Writers London (since 2010). As the long-term treasurer of Player-Playwrights, he has been involved in managing the financing of showcases on their behalf at the Soho Theatre, Arts Theatre and the King's Head, and four productions altogether on their behalf at the Camden Fringe Festivals of 2011 and 2012, at the Jerwood Theatre, RADA, the Etcetera Theatre and two at the Tristan Bates.

He has been an acting member of the Questors' Theatre, Ealing since 1981, and has also appeared with them on tour at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall. He was on the staff of the BBC for six years in the early 1980s, and during this time he was a member of their Studio Amateur Dramatic Group (SADG), which performed and recorded radio plays in studio. He has been a friend of Shakespeare's Globe for over twenty years, and currently does regular duties on the Friends Desk there.

He produced A Kingdom for a Stage at the Chelsea Theatre in 2016. Reviews of the production are available below:

The radio version of A Kingdom for a Stage was broadcast twice on in 2017.

He is of the author of five other plays (these are unpublished) one of which, Show me the Money, he also produced at the Chelsea Theatre in 2013.

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