Dreams from the Pit - Palace Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
SHADOW Road Productions is presenting a special performance of Dreams from the Pit at the Palace Theatre on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2013, in aid of the armed forces mental health charity Combat Stress.
Taking its title from First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, Dreams from the Pit follows three soldiers, Razor, Jacko and Sully, as they are deployed together in Afghanistan. Life in ‘Afghan’ is tough, but for some, the journey back to civilian life is even harder.
Based on numerous interviews with veterans, members of the armed forces and their families, the play is a contemporary insight into the increasing incidence of mental trauma among veterans and the impact it has on those around them.
Described as authentic, gritty and sometimes very funny, Dreams from the Pit opens our eyes to the unseen wounds of war – the ones in our minds.
Dreams from the Pit is written and directed by Emma King-Farlow, and will be performed by a volunteer professional cast, many of whom have connections with the armed forces. This is King-Farlow’s fourth Remembrance Day play for Combat Stress.
Following the performance, BBC presenter Mike Williams will host a panel of special guests to discuss issues raised in the play. All welcome.
NB: Dreams from the Pit contains some strong language so parental discretion is advised.
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