About It is Easy to be Dead

By Neil McPherson

Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards.

When twenty year old Charles Sorley is killed in action during the First World War, his devastated parents are left with only his letters and poems to remember him by. Using his extraordinary writings, together with music and songs of the period, It Is Easy To Be Dead is a tender portrait of a brief life filled with promise, cut short by the futility of war.

★★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★★, The Upcoming, London Pub Theatres.

★★★★ WhatsOnStage, The Jewish Chronicle, London Theatre 1, Reviewsgate, Musical Theatre Review.

Seven OffWestEnd Nominations including Best Male Performance, Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role, Best New Play, Best Director, Best Lighting Designer, Best Sound Designer and Best Set Designer.

“A magnificent tribute to a fiery spirit.”

Michael Billington, The Guardian

“A superbly well-judged evening that conveys both the passion of youth and the pity of war.”

Aleks Sierz, Tribune

“A little gem. It will introduce a remarkable man to people who had not heard of him before…A poignant study of loss and the great waste of war.”

Daisy Bowie-Sell, WhatsOnStage

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The Venue

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Where is It is Easy to be Dead?

14 Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
  • Parking: Trafalgar (8mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets