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Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • Assembly George Square Studios - Studio Two
  • 13:30
  • Aug 14, 16-29
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Guy Masterson – TTI In association with Collins-Cohen Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language and Explicit references to war, violence and sexual assault.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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How can a soldier be trained to be a cold-blooded killing machine while clinging on to the threads of humanity? A Dantesque descent into the conundrums, contradictions and hypocrisies of war through the eyes of a convicted war criminal. Based on real events, this taut psychological thriller seeks justice from the collision of morality and empathy. European Premiere from multi-award winning House Of Cards writer Bill Cain, directed by Olivier winner Guy Masterson (Morecambe, The Shark Is Broken), starring Joshua Collins, Samara Neely Cohen, Daniel Bowerbank, and Fringe favourite, Stage Award and multiple Fringe First winner, David Calvitto.

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  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into this venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Kirsty Davies about 3 hours ago

I’ll be honest, prior to this week I didn’t think theatre drama was my thing, I was attending the festival purely for the comedy. But while browsing through the programme the description for this caught my eye, so I thought I would give it a go. I’m so glad I did. Incredible, thought provoking performance. This has definitely converted me.

James Doherty 1 day ago

Incredibly thought provoking and unexpected. The lead actor was INCREDIBLE. The production has just the right amount of minimalism in set, props, and outfits to feel as though nothing was missing. Really excellent show!

MMC 2 days ago

Just WoW. 5 stars. A powerful hard hitting 65 minutes of thought provoking drama. With superb writing, direction and acting combined to produce an excellent performance.
Based on a true story this is more than just about the war criminal and his victim. This is more than just the one dimensional news pieces you see or read about on TV or the internet.
You will definitely come away talking about it and questioning your perspective, thoughts and judgements!!

Caroline Coles 2 days ago

5 stars . Stunning . Incisive exam of huge issue what war and under privilege does to people. Emotional

Steven Smith 5 days ago

Engaging production with a great performance from the lead and really thought-provoking content.

Michael Gray 5 days ago

Powerful play with excellent acting by all. After seeing 24 shows one of the best.

Linda Hardman 6 days ago

Stunning performances especially Josh, great writing great direction… best hard hitting drama at the fringe this year.

Bertie’s Mum 10 days ago

Definitely 5*! Superb acting by whole cast. Not an easy watch, very much on subject of the pity of war but if serious drama your thing this might be best of this year’s offerings.

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Scottish Field (4/5 stars) 1 day ago

If this play leaves you debating, arguing, fulminating, or exhausted then it has done its job. For me it did all four – that’s a mark of wonderful drama.

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