“Gentlemen, if we pull this off it will be the greatest escape mankind has ever made”. Low stakes, then, in this enjoyable play depicting of the escape from Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp.
Tom, Dick & Harry begins in 1943, with a motley crew of captured airmen imprisoned in Stalag Luft camp in Nazi Germany. British pilots Ballard and Wings are the stereotypical posh-boy pilots seen in many stories about the RAF. But Tom, Dick & Harry also shines a light on airmen from across Europe, as well as Australia and the Caribbean. The band of heroes is winning, if broadly-drawn.