Flew The Coop

The greatest escape. Ever.

This is a true story. Events are told exactly as they happened, apart from the ones that are completely made up.

It’s 1943. Rosa Rauchbach and Horace Greasley are creating a little slice of history, and stealing a lot of chickens along the way.

The Rauchbach Greasley Association Society Club (RGASC, for short) will tell you all about it. They have a shared obsession with their two national heroes, a fierce pride in their country and only 5 members. Not that that’s going to stop them.

Multi award-winning Lost Watch present Flew the Coop, inspired by the true story of Silesian translator Rosa Rauchbach and Horace Greasley, the British prisoner of war who escaped over 200 times to see her.

Check out the trailer for the show below:

This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


We write, we devise, we play. Lost Watch pride themselves on creating new theatre derived from honest and gripping stories. We collaborate with multi-skilled performers to create and entertain. We are greedy for theatre... and we don't see why we shouldn't be.

WINNERS of the NSDF Emerging Artist Award 2013
WINNERS of the NSDF Emerging Artist Award 2014

Lost Watch formed in 2013 by Rianna Dearden, Olivia Hirst and Agnes Wild and have created 3 award-winning shows based on honest and gripping stories with no set rules of style or content. Flew the Coop is their fourth show. Their previous shows Play for September, KATE and Goodstock have all gained critical acclaim and have toured nationally and internationally. They often flit between London and Reykjavik, Iceland, making the work that takes their fancy at the time.

Lost Watch were on the New Diorama Emerging Companies Programme 2015/16. 

www.lostwatchtheatre.co.uk // @lostwatchTC


★★★★ "Bubbles with fun....Flew the Coop is a testament to the power of storytelling across genre and period" The Stage

★★★★★ "this is engaging, this is moving, this is sad, and this is very, very funny" LondonTheatre1