Britannia Waves the Rules to hit Central Library

St Helens Central Library will be the venue on Thursday 29 October as The Royal Exchange Theatre presents Britannia Waves the Rules – a thrilling, award winning play about one man’s experience of army life In Afghanistan.

Carl, the central character, doesn’t fit in at home. He doesn’t fit in
anywhere. When he signs up for the army, he sees it as a chance to escape the grim reality of life in his hometown. But the army takes him to
Afghanistan and when he comes home, it’s not as a war hero but as a changed man.

Says Carl: “I joined the army because I couldn’t get a job on civvy street,
couldn’t get one, didn’t want one. I didn’t want to get stuck in a down,
brown, empty old town, I didn’t want to be working for the weekend and
wasting the week. I wanted more.”

It’s writer Gareth Farr’s first full length play – and won the Bruntwood
Prize for playwriting back in 2011.

Britannia Waves the Rules, is presented as part of St.Helens Council’s Arts Council Funded Cultural Hubs programme.  It is suitable for adults and teenagers aged 16 and over due to some strong language and violence

Tickets are priced at £6, £5 (for St.Helens Library card holders) or £2.50

Book online at or call into any library
in St.Helens to purchase your tickets.