Winning The Peace

It is November 1918 and the “War to End All Wars” is finally over. Great sacrifices have been made by many to win it. But what further sacrifices does one have to make in order to win the peace? A group of patients is being transferred back to England by train from Mons to Boulogne.

Winning the Peace is a 4-hour freeform for 10 players, written by Ben Allen, Kevin Jacklin, Heidi Kaye, Michele Minett and Alison Rider Hill; returning from a hospital on the French front lines after WWI.

Basic information

Number of players: 10 (4 female, 6 male)
Setting: A train in France in November 1918.
Time to run: 4 hours (including setup and debrief)
Space Requirements: Large room
Authors: Ben Allen, Kevin Jacklin, Heidi Kaye, Michele Minett and Alison Rider Hill.

Cast

  • Major Edward Peabody, MD - Doctor in RAMC
  • Thirza Williams - devoted Unitarian nurse
  • Jennifer Smythe - Staff nurse in FANY
  • Alice Flitcroft - Ambulance driver
  • Comtesse Simone de Virot - patroness of the hospital
  • Major George Saunders - Army major
  • Flight Commander Reginald ffinch-Smythe - RAF flying ace
  • Lieutenant Cornelius Barrowby - Army officer and war poet
  • Private Fred Smith - Army private
  • Karl Fischer/ Charles Fisher - German/English mathematician
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