Taliesin Live - A Brave Face
Vamos Theatre presents
A Brave Face
His hardest battle is the one back home
"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.
“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.” BBC Radio Shropshire
If you book at the same time to see both dramas 'A Brave Face' and 'The Unreturning' (21-23 February 7.30pm), get 20% off the combined ticket price + a free glass of wine* at A Brave Face’s event.
*Book through Box Office or, if booking online, be sure to select both events plus your glass of wine.
A word from the cast:
After the show, the cast will talk briefly about the partnership between Vamos Theatre and NHS Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) and invite you to give your feedback in the foyer.
A Brave Face is suitable for audiences aged 12 years up and accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike.
This show contains war themes which could be upsetting. Artistically, the show seeks to represent war through metaphor and implication, and will not contain overtly naturalistic elements, such as loud gun fire or flashes. Please note, this warning was written while A Brave Face was in production; please check with Vamos Theatre for any updates.
Friday 15 March 7.30pm
Prices and Times:
Fri 15th Mar
|Full price:||£ 14|
|Under 18's:||£ 10|
|Full time students:||£ 10|
|Other Conc.:||£ 10|