We are delighted that Vamos Theatre Company will be returning to our stage this April with their brand new full mask piece, A Brave Face, telling a story that needs to be told.
‘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.’
A Brave Face takes on the challenging and emotional theme of Post-Traumatic Stress with poignancy, humour and humanity. Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, the show not only looks at PTSD from a service person’s point of view, but also explores who whole families are affected, and explores the change in relationships as a result.
Ryan is in the army 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 in Afghanistan, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.
A Brave Face is suitable for those aged 12 and upwards and its full mask skills, engaging wordless storytelling and physical dexterity means the show is accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences.
In addition to PTSD and mental health, the death of a child, a friend and also suicide are touched upon in this piece; there will be trigger sheets available from Box Office ahead of this performance covering the topics in this piece that could cause discomfort and trigger veterans.
A Brave Face, Saturday 28 April, is sure to be a very powerful and moving piece. Tickets, £12.00 / £10.00 are available online at http://bit.ly/2nteKwv or by contacting Box Office on 01874 611622.