“A tender snapshot of wartime Britain…fast-paced, affectionate, authentic, and wildly funny”



Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain is the second touring show from Fol Espoir following the huge success of 2013’s Winston On the Run (WhatsOnStage). Fol Espoir (which means ‘foolish hope’) is dedicated to creating new and exciting work that connects directly with its audience. Its first production, the comedy sensation Dr Brown Because, was an underground hit at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival, receiving four-star reviews in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and TimeOut. Since then Fol Espoir has continued to produce both comedic and serious works under the leadership of Artistic Director John Walton.


Since their formation in 2008, The Real MacGuffins (aka Dan March, Jim Millard and Matt Sheahan) have established themselves as one of the top sketch groups on the UK comedy circuit. Creators of irreverent, silly and inventive sketches, the group have performed their unique brand of sketch comedy across the country as well as supporting comedians such as Stewart Lee, Dave Gorman, Tim Vine, Phil Nichol, Adam Riches and Doctor Brown. Whether they are cramming every font from Microsoft Word into a sketch or exploring the mysterious Georgian origins of “Club 1830”, the Real MacGuffins are a sketch group that use their intellect as much as their impeccable comic timing. www.therealmacguffins.com.

The trio are also talented performers in their own right, with individual credits ranging from Michael Grandage’s Olivier-award-winning Merrily We Roll Along and Richard Attenborough’s last film, Closing The Ring, to popular sitcoms such as Miranda, Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, and Pramface.