About

And There Was War Stage-Play began in 2011 and was Written and Directed by Jermaine Wong.

See more on the play’s history here.

jermaine Wong

Writer & Director of And There Was War.

I told my doctor, “I broke my leg in two places.” He said, “Stop going to those places.”   COMEDIAN HENNY YOUNGMAN

I sometimes thought that the place in which I was based would shackle the theatre I would create. Growing up in the heart of South London, a pre-gentrified Brixton, the often-preconceived expectation was that my plays would consist of a drug dealing “nice guy” trying to support his mum and eventually forging a path out of the concrete jungle.  Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate the Top Boy-drug dealer narrative as much as the next guy, I just relished the encouragement I received to tell other kind of stories. My theatre company Final Call Productions was founded in 2011 and was based in Stockwell until 2016. The company is now moved and is based in Carshalton, Surrey where my business partner/wife and I run it together.

“The world always seems brighter when you just made something that wasn’t there before.” AUTHOR NEIL GAIMAN

The Inciting Incident of my creative journey began when the credits rolled at the end of Back to the Future. Many years and very possibly a few hundred views of BTTF later my creative journey continues.

In 2008 I started working as the Head of Drama at Archbishop Tenison’s Secondary School.  Here I have organised, managed, wrote and directed every whole school production every year since 2008 putting on two productions every year.

In 2011 I founded Final Call Productions, which is a theatre and film production company. Our flagship production And There Was War (ATWW) was first put on as a One-Act Play in Montgomery Hall in South London but has since developed into a full-length production with sold out performances at the Albany Theatre , Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Crescent Theatre Birmingham and The Bernie Grants Arts Centre amongst others, our last performance of ATWW was in 2017.

In 2015 I received my Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre & Drama Studies and also received the 2015 Harold & Jean Brooks Prize at Birkbeck University for excelling in my studies.

In 2017 I wrote, directed and produced a Spoken Word short film called No Poetry that has won a combination of eight awards including the prestigious 2018 International Christian Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
ASTRONOMER CARL SAGAN.

So here we are in 2019 and after taking a 2 year break from And There Was War we’re back! Giving my baby a new lease of life again but this time with a vision for the future, a vision placed there by God to take this particular message of love and hope and take it as far and wide as possible. our aim at Final Call Productions is to Inspire, Engage, Encorage & Inform and with ATWW we plan to do just that!

Husband & wife team

Jermaine runs Final Call Productions alongside his wife Danielle Wong.

Final Call Productions is a Theatre, Film and Poetry production company run by husband and wife Jermaine & Danielle Wong. As a husband and wife team, this partnership works like a dream! Jermaine is focused on the creating elements of the business, writing, filming, working with the actors, performing, whilst Danielle works behind the scenes managing, organising, planning and dealing with the business side of things.

The couple believe that they were brought together for the purpose of ministry and working together to share the love of God in this unique and creative way. 

They are blessed to have a family of 4 children and so as you can imagine are an extremely busy pair!

Danielle Wong

Producer of And There Was War.

Danielle didn’t start off in the Theatre & Film business and actually her career and training is in Nursing, however what started off as initially supporting her husband in his business has actually turned into what she sees as walking in her purpose.

When Danielle was young she had a strong desire to want to be involved in Drama but didn’t pursue this dream. She of course has many opportunities to act with FCP now being married to a writer/director, but is much more comfortable and has found more joy from being the person that brings together all the elements needed to produce an amazing event, show or film.

“And There Was War is an absolutely amazing story and piece of theatre that does much more than entertain. The reason why we do what we do despite the challenges is the outstanding feedback that we get from those who experience the play, whether that be actors, the team or audiences who watch it. We are all on a journey and wherever you are as a believer on your journey, And There Was War has the capacity to plant a seed, open your heart and mind to the love of God, cement your belief or make that decision for Him, either way, young or old, this play is for you!”

 

Meet the team

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FCP wouldn’t be FCP without our team of dedicated, hardworking and trustworthy team

Learn more about FCP & the team on our

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  • Tickets for And There Was War are available now via The Broadway theatre Box Office on 020 8690 0002 or by booking online at

https://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk/and-there-was-war/

  • And There Was War takes place at: The BROADWAY THEATRE in Catford Rd, Catford, London, SE6 4RU.
  • Showings are at 2.00pm & 7.30pm, doors will open 20 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Tickets range from £17-£26  in advance and a £1.50 booking fee is applicable per ticket when booking online or by phone. There are no booking fees when tickets are purchased in person from the box office.
  • Concessions are available to anyone receiving unemployment or disability benefit, full time students, children and senior citizens (65 years and older). Proof of status or ID is required.
  • There are discounts available for groups of 15 or more.

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