Presented by Spaniel In The Works Theatre Company
Friday 4th - Saturday 5th October at 8pm
This powerful performance based on archive records and personal testimony, explores the lives of real people affected by shell shock in the First World War and contemporary sufferers.
In World War One we meet Driver William Charles Phillips, who never actively fought at the front, but died in Gloucester Asylum in 1917; Doctor Harold Hills who worked with shellshock patients and prevented many men being shot for desertion; and Violet Hall, a wife and mother from a Gloucestershire village who lost her sons and was then ostracised from the local community.
Matt is a modern day veteran, living on the streets. But what got him to this place and how is he surviving?
"What a fabulous performance from three very talented people.”
“A moving, emotional and gripping performance on the reality of war!"
"A splendid production, well researched and well performed"
Suitable for ages 10+