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Le Grand Return

    by Alan Stockdill

"Very funny, very moving. An absolute must for any group with good performers. The one female, in particular, must be versatile. The original actor was amazing in the multiple roles she had to play."
(Ben Drury posting on Stagescripts' Facebook page)

Best Play Award & Audience Award Woodbridge Drama Festival, 2015
Finalist NDFA All Winners, Woking, 2015
Best New Writing Greater Manchester Fringe, 2015


Comedic Drama Play Script: 'Le Grand Return' by Alan Stockdill

It’s 1994 and the 50th anniversary of D-Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home, and, despite his ever-worsening heart condition, D-Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and re-join his old comrades on the Normandy beaches. But how will he and his pals escape and what will happen along the way? More to the point, what will happen if they get there?

Inspired by a true story, this charming, gentle comedy about fun, friendship, bravery, remembrance, war and peace will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. 

With a cast of three male actors and one female actor (who plays a number of characters: Matron, Belgian Customs Officer and Yvette Dubois) ‘Le Grand Return’ has delighted audiences all across the UK since it was first performed in 2015, amongst other accolades the play won ‘Best New Writing’ award at the 2015 Greater Manchester Fringe.


(3m, 1f)

  • Tommy - 60s/early 70s, old soldier, salt of the earth, cheeky, determined and bright as a button
  • Alf - 60s/early 70s, old Bevin Boy, a simple, gentle soul, eager to please, a bit slow at times but has sudden flashes of insight
  • Edwin - 60s/early70s, ex public schoolboy, former Officer in the Pay Corps, a little bombastic with a good heart
  • Matron/Customs Officer/Yvette - 50s/early 60s, to be played by the same actress


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