In Loyal Company – a masterpiece of war storytelling

In Loyal Company – coming to the Corn Hall on Friday 13th September – is based on the incredible true story of Arthur Robinson’s experiences as a Prisoner of War during World War II. This poignant tale of survival and sacrifice is written and performed by his great-nephew David William Bryan.

A gripping and touching production, it is the remarkable story of a missing World War II soldier facing desperate odds. Working as a packer on the Liverpool docks in 1941, Arthur ‘Joe’ Robinson signs up as a private in the 18th Reconnaissance Division after the death of his best friend during the Blitz. The ship he is deployed on is sunk by Japanese bombers and Joe is declared missing. It’s another four years before he finally makes it home.

Moving from the Liverpool docks to Prisoner of War camps in Thailand, the production brings to life the reality of World War II shining a light on our former servicemen and women, their courage and loyalty in the face of extreme adversity.

David William Bryan comments, “It’s a privilege to honour my great uncle whilst also raising awareness of the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women during World War II.”

‘A masterpiece of war storytelling’ ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby

‘Touching and humbling’ ✭✭✭✭✭ British Theatre Guide