The stage adaptation of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s searing World War One novel Johnny Got His Gun will receive its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse (21 May – 14 June 2014), marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, and the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication.

Directed by David Mercatali (Tender Napalm, Black Jesus, Dark Vanilla Jungle), and starring Jack Holden (War Horse, Minotaur) as injured soldier Joe Bonham, Johnny Got His Gun is a powerful play about war, its perpetrators and its victims, based on the 1939 book by the American novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday).