Stinkpioneer is a thought-provoking drama that delves into the world of chemical warfare during WWI. Based on the true story of James Franck, who worked for Fritz Haber developing chemical weapons, the production explores the consequences of unchecked ego and moral compromise in times of conflict.

Set in Germany during the war, Stinkpioneer follows Franck as he becomes increasingly disillusioned with authority and morality, spurred on by Haber's unique world view and refusal to be limited by convention. As Franck's ego grows unchecked, he is drawn deeper into a world of devastating consequences.


Starring and written by James Boyd, Stinkpioneer delivers a powerful and emotional journey through one of the most challenging periods in modern history. The production's score and writing bring the story to life, immersing audiences in the world of Franck and Haber.

Stinkpioneer is a timeless reminder of the dangers of unchecked ego, and how the mismanagement of youthful energy and ambition can lead to disastrous events. Don't miss your chance to experience this captivating production. Book your tickets now and join us for a night of unforgettable theatre.


Trigger warnings: Description and discussion of suicide. Description of death.

Theatre Company Reviews:

Praise for previous productions:

"An acting masterclass…hugely evocative score." - There Ought to be Clowns

Praise for previous productions:

"Thoroughly fascinating…an exquisite writer" - Broadway World

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 60 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 15



  • Tue 13th Jun 2023 - 7:00 pm

  • Wed 14th Jun 2023 - 7:00 pm

  • Thu 15th Jun 2023 - 7:00 pm

  • Fri 16th Jun 2023 - 9:00 pm

  • Sat 17th Jun 2023 - 9:00 pm

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