god wept and the devil laughed


‘God Wept and the Devil Laughed’ follows two characters from the sell-out hit ‘The Play That Killed Me,’ Ken and Lewis, on their own incredible wartime journey: from their youths in the idyllic Ribble Valley, through to war in North Africa and Italy, and on to the gruesome liberation of Bergen-Belsen. It is not a sequel that requires having seen the first play!

Inspired by the writer’s family, this follow-up production to an extraordinary story is a moving exploration of family and courage in a time of conflict, and the love and laughter that knits people together as they rescue each other from the deepest despair. It is a story about the sacrifices everyone makes when a world goes to war.

The production is the second for Come As You Arts North West at The Lowry.

A world premiere play

come as you arts north west in development with the lowry


The Lowry


14 to 17 of July, 2011


8 pm each night and a

4pm Sunday matinee


Limited No. at £5, £10

(Concs £2 off)

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Matthew Ganley

David Crowley

Anthony Quinlan

Scarlett Mack

Jane Purcell

Gerry McLaughlin

Peter Hunt

Susi Wrenshaw

Thomas McGarva


Amber Hodgkiss

The sequel to The Play that killed me

The writing of this play was supported by a grant from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.