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MESH seeks out bold plays which tackle the political through the personal.

Founded in 2016 by writer-director Sally Woodcock, its critically-acclaimed productions are"not so much must-see shows as must-have experiences"
The Stage. 

MESH is an acronym of Woodcock’s four grandparents – Margery, Ethilinda, Stanley and Herbert – each of whom bore the mental and physical scars of both world wars. Its 2017 début production -  R C Sherriff's WW1 masterpiece Journey's End  - was staged in an historic gunpowder store in Ypres where a century earlier Sherriff himself fought. This was the play's first ever production on the Western Front.


Rachel Wagstaff's The Soldier, about poet Rupert Brooke, opened in December 2018 at The Rupert Brooke Room in Grantchester, Cambridge - bringing the WW1 Centenary to a close. 

In 2019, The Soldier toured the UK & Belgium to places relating to Brooke and the play including Salisbury Playhouse; the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich; St George's Memorial Church, Ypres; Macready Theatre, Rugby; Kings College, Cambridge and the Great War Huts, Suffolk.  

Now, after a pandemic-induced break, MESH is delighted to be back with a lineup of fearless new productions. Watch this space!

Spine tingling... Lays bare the madness and savagery of the Great War. 
The Times
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