Shell Shock

Theatre (solo show, new writing)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Central
  • 12:45
  • Aug 15
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mountain Hare and Smokescreen Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Strong language/swearing
  • 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

Description

An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself. 'There's nothing wrong with me – it's the others'. After a long service career, Tommy attempts to fit into civvy life, but the world conspires against him and nothing is safe from his increasing outrage. A rollercoaster ride through PTSD performed by Tim Marriott (TV's Brittas Empire), written with veteran Neil Watkin. Supported by [email protected] and The Daparian Foundation. 'Compelling, confronting; most importantly, honest' ***** (Radio Adelaide). 'Exemplary, simply superb' ***** (Kryztoff.com). 'Excellent, funny, entertaining' **** (Advertiser, Adelaide). NY Fringe Encore winner. Sunday Mail's Best Solo Show. #TimeToTalk

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Shirley Horne 33 days ago

What a magnificent production and performance. If you have limited time at the Fringe, make this a priority. Well done for raising awareness of the damage that PTSD can bring to the families as well as the enlisted men.

Marylin Dixon 34 days ago

Absolutely brilliant! Still resonating around on my head. By far the best thing I've seen at the Festival this week!! Many congratulations! I shall certainly look out for Tim Marriott in future

Kevin Marchand 35 days ago

If you like great theatre, an intense experience excellently acted THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. This is a timeless reminder of what active service can do.

Nicola Julius 35 days ago

Intense excellent performance. It made me reflect on my father's career in the military and brought tears to my eyes. Such a true story and well worth seeing. Thank you

Mark Oldroyd 37 days ago

Mesmerising performance. The tale of an ex soldier trying to adapt to civilian life, but hampered by post traumatic stress. It’s been done before, but not nearly as well as here. The main character is believable and likeable, a man of simple tastes. Throughly recommended.

Caitlin 38 days ago

An absolutely brilliant performance. Completely believable dialogue which shows how soldiers may live after leaving the army and how ptsd affects more than just them. The use of humour and anger bring to life and what more people should be aware of. A must see


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