Everything you need to know about Tom, Dick & Harry at Ally Pally Theatre

This Summer, the sensational true story of World War II’s Greatest Escape is to be told at Alexandra Palace – which was an internment camp itself for Germans and Austrians during WWI.

Co-written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo, and Theresa Heskins and brought to the stage by the producer of the worldwide smash-hits The Play That Goes Wrong and SIX the Musical, book now for an extraordinary theatrical adventure.

Top tip: under 16s go half price with every full paying adult when you use promo code SUMMERFUN22 at checkout 😉

What to expect from this version of Tom, Dick and Harry?

1943. A prisoner of War camp in Nazi-occupied Germany. A group of serial escapes begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse with their captors. Hiding their covert activity in plain sight with gymnastic exercise, choir practice and cabbage growing, the men tunnel deep into the ground beneath the camp and begin their exhilarating journey to escape to freedom. 

Tom, Dick and Harry (the names of the three escape tunnels) recounts the true events surrounding the escape from the infamous Stalag Luft ||| prisoner of war camp. Based on once classified, top secret information, the play looks to debunk the myths, celebrate the people involved, and tell the true story of one of the most daring escape attempts in World War II’s History.

With physical performances, floor projections, sound and music to evoke places and audience participation, book your tickets now and come experience a new take on history. 

What does it look like?


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What do the reviews say?

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It’s a delight’. – WhatsOnStage.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Entertaining, inventive, thought-provoking, this tunnel caper has it in spades.’ – Hamhigh.co.uk

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Ingenious tale of the Second World War’s most daring escape provides comedy and drama in equal measure.’ – Evening Standard

⭐⭐⭐⭐In this new, spectacularly imaginative version, we don’t so much just watch as seem to live alongside the prisoners. The production, like the escape itself, is daring and inventive.’ – Observer

⭐⭐⭐⭐An ingenious take on The Great Escape.’ – The Times

⭐⭐⭐⭐A dizzying level of stage craft on display in this irresistible tale of derring-do.’ – The Stage

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A cracking, inventive production’ – The Sunday Times

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Interactive, engaging. One of the most intelligent pieces of original theatre I’ve ever seen’. – Beffshuff.com


What you’ve said:

Cast & Creative

Written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo & Theresa Heskins
Directed by Theresa Heskins

Sam Craig CJ
David Fairs Giesler
Andrius Gaucas Janacek
Micheal Hugo Huber / Bob
Perry Moore Fritz
Andrew Pollard Lederman / Wings
Nicholas Richardson Landry
Dominic Thorburn Ballard
Eddy Westbury Lucky Jimmy

Set design Laura Willstead
Costume design Lis Evans
Lighting design Daniella Beatie
Sound design Alex Day
Musical director James Atherton
Choreographer Beverly Norris – Edmunds
Casting associate Anji Carroll CDG
Vocal coach Caroline Heatherington
Assistant director Filiz Ozcan 

When is it on?

This spectacular adaptation of Tom Dick & Harry is taking over our beautiful Victorian Theatre until Sunday 28th August.

There will be a captioned performance on the 25th August.

How do I book tickets? 

Tickets are available from £19 (plus fees) here.