Challenging play at Birley Centre

Destiny Betrayed is a gripping drama based on real life events during the First World War which will be presented for one night only in Eastbourne.

The play will be performed on Friday June 3 from 7.30pm at The Birley Centre, Eastbourne College, by Freewheelers Theatre Company.

Freewheelers’ headline tour features among others, the multi-talented Terri Winchester, who recently won the Richard Houghton Award for outstanding contribution to the Leatherhead Drama Festival.

About Destiny Betrayed’s story begins with a journalist reporting on a murder in 1968, who then stumbles upon a gripping tale of love, war, betrayal, murder and destiny.

Inspired by a true story, the play uncovers the murderous motives, taking the audience on a journey from a peaceful beach in 1905 through the muddy trenches of the First World War, and on into the future.

During their devising process, the company of 19 actors researched their own families’ connections to WW1.

Now that they are taking the show on tour, Freewheelers have invited local audiences to send in photos; these will form a key part of the production’s multimedia backdrop. If you have any please email them to and they can be included in the show.

The performance will be surtitled, audio-described and BSL interpreted.

Tickets are £10 for adults (concessions £5; carers come free) + booking fee. Available online at

The Freewheelers Theatre Company is an inclusive company for disabled and non-disabled artists alike, using dance, film, music and animation, which says: “We entertain, innovate, collaborate, and challenge perceptions. We surprise people.”