Written by Gareth Farr



Royal Exchange Manchester :: Oct 2015



Director Dan Bird

Designer Louie Whitemore

Sound Designer Peter Rice


Cast Mandip Gill, Fergus O’Donnell, Bryan Parry, Luke Roskell


Carl 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.


Gareth Farr’s blistering and poetic play won a Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011. This new reimagining of BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES tours the North West, North East and Greater Manchester, starting at the Royal Exchange Swan Street Studio.