Leaving Vietnam

Theatre (new writing, political)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
Dates, Times and Prices

This show has performances in multiple locations

Description

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. But after the war, Jimmy returns to a country more humiliated than grateful and feels abandoned by those he served. Years later, Jimmy decides to "Make America Great Again" but a chance visit by the son of a fallen comrade forces him to doubt his convictions. A gripping solo play by award-winning actor/playwright Richard Vergette. ‘An excellent storyteller… master of surprise revelations. A complex and demanding play that is a pleasure to watch’ (BritishTheatre.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Justin Hay about 17 hours ago

This piece is beautifully written and performed, taking us to Vietnam and back to the USA. The first person narrative is maintained throughout, while introducing a range of characters and situations fluidly and effortlessly. The performance style is natural, understated and utterly engaging.

There were moments of laughter along the way, but an emotional release at the end that had me reaching for a hanky and on my feet - along with the rest of the audience - for a well-deserved standing ovation. Powerful stuff!

Elena Mazzon 4 days ago

A fantastic solo show, masterly written and brought to life. The writing is never predictable and while the story is moving the storytelling is also very entertaining. A very, very good show worth watching!

60Mic 11 days ago

An interesting and moving one man play which benefitted from great writing and compelling acting. Would recommend.

steven wren 11 days ago

Richard Vergette owns the stage in his 1-man play about a Vietnam veteran thinking and reflecting. Constantly engaging and surprising, this is storytelling at its peak.
It's so hard for a play to make its presence felt amongst the comedy cacophony, but this quiet and beautifully crafted piece deserves some attention.


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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 4 days ago

An engaging and thoughtful exploration of one man’s relationship with war.

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Gonzo Magazine (4/5 stars) 8 days ago

This is not merely a serious work derived from contemporary events but it aspires to something more transformative by cleverly establishing the events of five decades ago within the locus of recent events.

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Dates, Times and Prices