Theatre review: Our Friends, The Enemy
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Our Friends, The Enemy at thespace @ Surgeon’s Hall (Venue 53), reviewed by Claire Smith
The story of the 1914 “Christmas armistice”, in which British and German soldiers fighting in the First World War put down their weapons in a temporary peace, is a familiar one.
Built from contemporary accounts, this one-man play tells of the shared meals, the football matches and the gift-giving which occurred along the trenches during the first year of the war.
There is a lot of emotion in the piece, but it doesn’t really shed any new light on a well-known story. After a while, the accounts of Christmas parties become rather repetitive.
MORE INFO: Our Friends, The Enemy is at theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall
Originally published in The Scotsman