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"... this production has been exceedingly well researched ... This is a story that should be told, and that half of the audience rose to give it a standing ovation...shows that Grogan and his team have pulled this one off."
Peter McCrohon – Review for 'RemoteGoat'
"Mike Grogan's Private Henry Tandey VC was an absolute masterpiece of writing and acting, with Ben Bracken's poignant portrayal of the title role being interspersed with Grogan's own thought provoking songs ..."
Andrew Hay – 'Community Matters', Portsmouth

It is the 28th September, 1918 in northern France. A humble British Private has the opportunity to change the course of history by preventing World War Two!

This is the compelling story of Henry Tandey VC, the most decorated British Soldier of the Great War, who with one single shot could have made the world a very different place.

This is Henry’s story …

This is a meeting of stage play and folk opera. A story told through acting and song.

Henry Tandey VC was the most decorated British soldier of World War 1, but by a cruel twist of fate his place in history is more recognized as being the man who could have shot Hitler!

The show stars Ben Bracken in the title role of 'Private Henry Tandey VC', and John Rowlinson as ‘Brigadier Sir John Smyth VC, MC'.

The musicians are Mike Grogan (Vocals/ Guitars/ Banjolele) and Robert Martin (Violin/ Vocals).


"Congratulations – an absolutely first class evening. Musically fine, most competently acted and very moving. You have a real winner, I reckon … As we say in the RN – “Bravo Zulu” – and there is no higher praise!"
"WOW!!! Powerful...moving...professional...utterly engrossing...a wonderful evening. Very many congratulations to all of you on a tour de force."
"Superb music and acting – all very heartfelt. Especially moving as Remembrance Sunday draws near. Also, so many parallels with modern day conflicts and heroes both within the story and the lyrics of the music – very thought-provoking. I would highly recommend this excellent production."
"Great night last night - you nailed it and deserved the standing ovations. Well done"
"Thank you for such a good evening, so well done ... the whole production was very professional, creating a real atmosphere."
"A story well worth telling and very well told. You did a great job, you had the audience really believing in you. I enjoyed the music, thought the fiddle player had such a plaintive tone. I hope to catch it again at another local venue as I have some friends who I know would really appreciate it."
"Well done everyone for last night’s performance – a very professional production. The acting was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the music too."