It's 1918 and Tom returns from the trenches of World War One. Almost 100 years later another British soldier returns home from Afghanistan. This timely new play interweaves the stories of these two veterans and looks at the challenges they face once the adrenaline of active service has faded.
Based upon research conducted over a two-year period, including first-hand accounts from serving and ex-military personnel, this production parallels the historical legacy of shell shock with the contemporary condition of post-traumatic stress disorder. The psychological impact of war is told through a bold blend of new writing, physical theatre and multimedia.
“an extraordinary and memorable piece of storytelling” ***** Fringe Guru
“This is a powerful compelling play, in which you feel yourself sucked into the story, and it is stunning.” ***** The Edinburgh Reporter
“I was delighted and moved by this clever, witty and inventive piece of theatre” Buxton Festival Review
“This is a fresh new company with many talents and clearly big ideas.” British Theatre Guide
Tickets: Full £10 / GulbCard £8 / Student £6
GulbCard Student and Gulbenkian Education Network £5