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The debut show from This Is My Story Productions, written by Paul Beeson and Tim Barrow, and directed by Bruce Strachan, A War of Two Halves tells the famous tale of the 1914 Heart of Midlothian football team who, on the verge of winning the league, volunteered en masse to fight in France in the First World War with McCrae's Battalion.


Featuring a cast of 9, with songs, music and intimate storytelling, this promenade show took audiences on a journey around Tynecastle Park football stadium, from the dressing rooms and pitch-side to a WW1 trench in France, and played to great acclaim during the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and 2019.

The company are indebted to the trust and support of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, the inspiring work of Jack Alexander and his book "McCrae's Battalion" and the work of the McCrae's Battalion Trust.