Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, contemporary)

  • Army @ The Fringe - Drill Hall
  • 17:00
  • Aug 13
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 0+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: The Warriors Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


A new musical, written by serving Scottish soldiers and veterans, about their own experiences as young soldiers. They have just been posted to Colchester as part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. The soldiers have only recently passed their infantry training, at which they developed strong friendship bonds. They are about to head off to Afghanistan for a six-month tour of Helmand Province. Using a mixture of modern contemporary music, drama, video/DVD and pictures, Warriors shows how these Scottish soldiers deal with life – from training and relationships at home to the fast pace of operations away from loved ones.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Audiences will be checked in at street level before making their way down a flight of stairs to our courtyard waiting area. From here, there is level access to the Drill Hall space. Exit is via another flight of stairs leading from the building to the pavement.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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susan addyman 115 days ago

Absolutely fantastic show , one of the best I have seen . From arriving at the venue to a warm welcome from uniformed personnel, to the amazing acting , music and story . The show really made you feel what those soldiers had felt . Every emotion was played out brilliantly. You felt the highs , lows , fears , happiness , sadness but most of all felt the proudness and comradeship of those brave people who serve their country , putting their lives on the line . I hope this show goes on further for more to experience. Well done to all involved .

Jane Porteous 115 days ago

Warriors. Wow. What an amazing performance. So emotive. One minute I was in tears the next laughing. Brilliant performance from all involved. Actors and musicians. So glad I got to see this play. Fantastic work. Well done. Xxx

Gerald Nicholls 118 days ago

This is my first ever visit to a Fringe show and what a baptism of fire it was.

What a fantastic show this is. Taking you on an emotional roller-coaster of a journey centred around the love story between Del and Angie and the highs and lows of being a solider serving their country. If you want to experience what a soldier, their friends and family encounter home and away this is the show to see. Superbly pieced together, and delivered through acting and song this takes my experience of musicals to another level. The injected humour is true to its words and portrays the "squaddie banter" and brotherhood of being in the Army. Whilst the emotional undertone of loyalty, love and separation is never to far away.
As a soldier of nearly 33 years i have never seen anything like it, and it is clear to see it has been written by veterans who have first hand experience. My wife, an army wife and mother of 31 years was blown away by the emotional content and its accuracy and the display of what it is like for a child of a serving soldier. These challenges we as soldiers took for granted are now finally crafted for the world to see and feel and this is inclusive of ourselves. Superbly delivered by a small, but hugely talented cast and group of musicians. It had me gripped from start to finish.
A must see show, my only regret is that i didn't go sooner to see it. Del, Pete and Danny you did yourselves proud, and us proud, for putting together such a heartfelt, descriptive, emotional and fantastically balanced story of life. THANK YOU!

Alan Grant 121 days ago

The very Best Fringe show I've ever seen by far - Wow, what a journey we were taken on. Absolutely captivating and realistic account of young soldiers that deployed on operations and the impact it has on them and their loved ones left behind. My wife and I were totally immersed and absorbed in the hard hitting, true to life, story that was enhanced with convincing diverse characters played by highly talented actors and singers. Funny, witty, sad and emotionally charged, the songs were perfect for the rolling scenario that totally enriched this brilliant show. Huge Congratulations and thank you to Alexander Shannon, the actors, cast, crew, musicians, writers etc al, a perfect professional masterpiece, production that blew the impressed audience away. Expect laughs, definitely tears and huge lumps in the throat. Was 100% totally amazing. A story "so familiar to military families" has been shared for the first time, told properly, it hits the spot dead centre. An absolute must go and see for yourself. This should be converted into a film. Top marks.

Andrew Wilson 122 days ago

Sensational music drama, portraying its writer Del Shannon time serving in the military during operations. Fresh energy, wit, and agility from the script and portrayed by the actors with equally poignant music that fits the reality of soldiers and their life brotherhood experiences.

John Markham 122 days ago

An amazing show telling a truly poignant story about serving soldiers and what they and there families go through when on operations overseas heartfelt from start to finish. The actors portrayed this story amazingly well written and produced take some hankies 10 out of 10

Jennifer Marshall 122 days ago

Fantastic show, very poignant! The actors portray the roles of the soldiers excellently and the songs hit the mark. Definitely worth a visit…. Take your hankies though!

Andrew shearer 122 days ago

What a fantastic performance from start to finish, the actors portrayed every emotion felt by soldiers and their families during deployment. A true soldiers story put to music which left a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. From the very start we were gripped by the music and the story.

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Scottish Field (5/5 stars) 106 days ago

This is a production you really, really don’t want to miss.

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

A show that should not be missed.

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