James Bolam and EastEnders’ star Steve John Shepherd take William Ivory’s Bomber’s Moon to London’s Trafalgar Studios 2, previewing from April 20.
Former RAF gunner Jimmy (Bolam) finds his routine disrupted when sensitive care assistant David arrives – and his cantankerous outlook and colourful language seem to be more than David can handle.
As Jimmy increasingly snaps back to the adrenaline-fuelled terror of his WWII bombing raids, and David’s new found faith is tested to breaking point, both men discover that a lasting peace is not easily won.
With acerbic wit and searing honesty, Bomber’s Moon is a bittersweet tour-de-force, full of gritty realism and razor-sharp humour.
It moves to the Trafalgar Studios following a critically acclaimed run at Park Theatre in 2014.
James Bolam is best known for his television work, including New Tricks (BBC), Born and Bred (BBC), Second Thoughts (LWT), The Beiderbecke Connection/Tapes/Affair (YTV), Only When I Laugh (YTV), When the Boat Comes In (BBC) and The Likely Lads (BBC).
His most recent theatre credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Semi Detached, both at Chichester, and Wild Oats at the National.
Steve John Shepherd is best known as Michael Moon in EastEnders and for his breakthrough role as Jo in This Life. His most recent theatre credits include Albion (Bush Theatre), Piaf (Donmar Warehouse & West End) and Five Wives of Maurice Pinder (National Theatre).