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A BRAVE FACE
Thu 26 Apr

A BRAVE FACE

Frankwell QuayShrewsburySY3 8FT

Walker Theatre

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Vamos Theatre presents
a co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester
and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival 

A BRAVE FACE

"Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don't worry – I'm ok. I'll tell you about it when I get back."

Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister... Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he's part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.

Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A BRAVE FACE explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told. 

Vamos Theatre is the UK's leading full mask theatre company. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity.

A BRAVE FACE is suitable for audiences aged 12 years and upwards, and is accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike.

"THIS PRODUCTION PULLS PUNCH AFTER PUNCH AFTER PUNCH. IT'S ESSENTIAL THEATRE... AND IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IT'S NOT TO BE MISSED... UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES." Chris Eldon Lee, BBC Radio Shropshire   

PERFORMANCE 8PM
TICKETS £16.50 CONC. £14.50 FORCES £13.50
FRIENDS 10% OFF

OPENING NIGHT
Open to all, civvies and Veterans, the performance on opening night (Wed 25 April) will have slight adjustments made to the production to reduce the possibility of triggers and to provide additional support for those who could be affected by some of the scenes in the show. more info

TRIGGER AND SAFETY SHEET
FOR VETERANS, SERVICE PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES ONLY
The Trigger and Safety Sheet (TSS) pre-warns audience members about the show's content and themes, helping to minimise potential triggers for those living with Post Traumatic Stress. Please note this is a complete PLOT SPOILER, so it should only be referred to if necessary. 
Thu 26 Apr08:00PM Book
Venue Levy
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.

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