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5 stars for 'A War of Two Halves'

12th August 2019

A War of Two Halves has returned to Tynecastle Park for another year of Fringe performances with shows met with rave reviews.

With last year's show a complete sell out and additional shows added, it's no surprise that the show is yet again awarded five stars by various critics. 

"The thought that has gone into this piece of theatre, beyond performance and venue, deserves every ounce of respect we can muster. A War of Two Halves is a stunning piece of writing, with a sentimental heart of reverence." - Corr Blimey

Tickets are sold out via the Fringe ticket office however tickets can still be purchased by clicking here.


The Show

A War of Two Halves tells the dramatic and moving story of the gifted Hearts team on 1914, whose Scottish title ambitions were interrupted by the outbreak of World War 1. This immersive production leads guests throughout Tynecastle Park, following the real-life players who became soldiers.


Edinburgh’s Heart of Midlothian Football club have won 19 of 21 matches and are on the brink of winning the Scottish League Championship. When, in a show of extraordinary camaraderie and courage, 13 of their players volunteer to serve together in McCrae’s Battalion - destined to fight in France.

This is their story.

An evocative and dramatic journey through Tynecastle Park led by the players/soldiers in a unique site-specific performance.

Follow The Hearts from the football fields of Gorgie, to the battlefields of the Somme.


A 2018 Fringe sell-out

'Devastating emotion' (

'Evocative and perfectly pitched' (Scotsman).

'I defy you not to have a lump in your throat at the end of the performance' (


Please CLICK HERE for the full list of dates, times and ticket information