By Rob Hockely

Gwen and Michael, two hopeless teenagers with an unspoken thing for each other, find themselves being flung apart as Ares, mighty god of war, is challenged by Venus, goddess of human relationship resources, to bring them together. It should be an easy enough task but hampered by his complete lack of human understanding and desperate to win at any cost Ares finds each of his increasingly bizarre schemes foiled as Gwen's Jane Austen inspired imagination, Micheal's crippling fear of rejection and the well meaning help of their exasperated friends, combine to produce disaster at every turn.
Or so it seems. But what other forces might be at work? What exactly is Venus's purpose in her challenge and why is it that the future happiness of everybody ends up resting on the power of a single cupcake?

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall - Thursday 27th February

War and Cake won Highly Commended in the 2014 Trinity International Playwriting Competition

Ares was the Greek god of war and perhaps the most unpopular of all the Olympian gods because of his quick temper, aggressiveness, and unquenchable thirst for conflict. In Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. She was the Roman counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite.



Winner Youth Encouragement - Holly Pine

Winner Youth Award - Lewis Taylor

Winner Best Youth Production

Winner Adjudicator's Award - for imagined love sections and lightsabre action 


Lucy Cragg


Ares: Liam Palmer

Venus: Immie Hutchins

Michael: Lewis Taylor

Gwen: Grace Morris

Helen: Yasmine Kabba-Dolby

Jemma: Holly Pine

Colin: Harrison Ellis

Alexander: George Pugh


Prompt : Paul Cragg

Sound: Lucy Cragg