In Loyal Company

Presented by David William Bryan

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of War Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan.

May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool. Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division. Deployed to Singapore, his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival. Arthur is declared missing. This extraordinary true story of survival is a tour-de-force war epic.

Recent Critical Acclaim:

Total sell out show: Edinburgh Fringe 2018
London Evening Standard: Top 12 shows to see in London January 2019
BBC Radio London: Recommended show January 2019

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★★★★ (Edinburgh Reporter)
★★★★★ (Essential Surrey & Southwest)


Follow the preparation for the show on Instagram @DavidWilliamBryan


Theatre & Performance
Varies23 — 27 Jan
Crescent - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Combo OfferDramaPlaySolo Performer
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About the company

David William Bryan

David William Bryan trained at the Stella Adler Studio, NYC. This is David's second appearance at Vault Festival after performing 'Trashed' in 2017. This year's show 'In Loyal Company' is the true family story of his Great Uncle Arthur Robinson (known to the family as Joe). After selling out thirty shows in twenty seven days at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, David is excited to bring the show to London.


Writer/Actor: David William Bryan
Lighting & sound design: Jonny Ryan

Press & Reviews

Broadway Baby ★★★★★ 'A Masterpiece'

British Theatre Guide ★★★★★ 'Touching and humbling'

The Stage ★★★★ 'A fresh sense of humanity'

Edinburgh Guide ★★★★ 'Lovingly crafted'

Fringe Guru ★★★★★ 'A truly stunning performance'

Breaking The Fourth Wall ★★★★★ 'Far from being a tale about pomp and circumstance, and doing one’s patriotic duty, In Loyal Company is rooted in the humanity of its characters – both at home and abroad – and the lengths one would go through to protect all that we cherish'

Essential Surrey & Southwest ★★★★★ 'By the hour’s conclusion one feels emotionally wrung out for sure but also humbled and enlightened'

Southside Advertiser ★★★★★ 'A must see show'

Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★★ 'A fascinating yet highly poignant new insight into the war'