Where: The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
£: 12 (concessions 10)
What is it?
The obstacles facing soldiers returning home from war in Afghanistan and the power of art at times of crisis lie at the heart of The Lonely Clouds of Guernica ‐ the final part of the series of war plays, written and directed by Justin Macgregor, that began with last September’s sell‐out hit The Play That Killed Me.
Based on true stories and real events, The Lonely Clouds of Guernica tells the story of Ben Walters, a soldier recently returned home from Afghanistan and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ben’s friends and family struggle to help him reconcile with the past while finding ways for him to embrace the future. With plenty of humour, the play is a touching examination of the power of art in times of crisis, the role of family in a soldier’s return home, the power of atonement and forgiveness, and a glimpse at historical events through the eyes of those who were there, using their own words.
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