The Patriotic Traitor

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

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Written and directed by BAFTA-winning comedy writer Jonathan Lynn, The Patriotic Traitor tells the extraordinary true story of Charles de Gaulle and Phillipe Pétain, two men who loved each other like father and son – but tragically fought for opposing sides in World War II.

At the crux of a relationship at once precious but comic, both absurd but also heart-braking, Phillipe Pétain awaits the verdict of the 1945 trial for treason imparted upon him by Charles de Gaulle.

Exploring the incredible history between Pétain, the tough, uncompromising soldier heralded as a hero at the 1916 Battle of Verdun but later a Nazi collaborator, and de Gaulle, the academic, awkward, but equally uncompromising soldier who led France to freedom from occupation, the production showcases the personal foundations upon which war may be fought.

But were events as simple as they seemed? This is the extraordinary tale of two iconic men.

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Laurence Fox, Tom Conti
Author
Jonathan Lynn
Director
Jonathan Lynn
Producer
Bob Benton and Daniel Brodie for DB Productions

Park Theatre

Address
Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Telephone
020 7870 6876
Official site
parktheatre.co.uk
Nearest tube
Finsbury Park
Nearest bus
4, 19, 106, 153 210, 236, N19, W3, W7
Nearest train
Finsbury Park
Parking

Street parking is limited and metered.

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7870 6876
Discounts
Concession tickets can be purchased.
Access description
Lift access is available to all floors
Hearing impaired
Induction LOOP system available
Guide dogs policy
Service dogs can be accommodated in both auditoria. Please talk to the Box Office staff about requirements when booking.
Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs can be accommodated in both auditoria. Please talk to the Box Office staff about requirements when booking.
Disabled toilets
Available