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SmallWar

SmallWar
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"an intense, sophisticated piece of work, the subtleties of which would benefit exponentially from re-visiting, re-watching, re- listening" ★★★★★
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    Written byValentjin Dhaenens
    Start date31 Jul 2014
    End date24 Aug 2014
  • TicketsFull price £19 / Standard concession £14 / Other concession £8. The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    SKaGeN, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Drum Theatre Plymouth

    “When clean souls boil up in the backwash, they will consolidate after the
    final war, into a peace that shall endure… but not till then. By examining the
    things cast up in the backwash, we can gauge the progress of humanity.”
    – Ellen Newbold-La-Motte, nurse in a field hospital, behind the front lines in 1914

    A nurse maintains watchful vigil over patients as fragments of past wars lurk within the shadows. From the creators of BigMouth, SmallWar tells the story in the words of those who were there and led the way, and – crucially – those who followed.

    See our Storify page for a round up of reviews, tweets and social media mentions.

    Preview Dates & Times
    Thu 31 Jul (7pm)
    Sat 2 Aug (1.30pm)

    Dates
    Sun 3 - Sun 24 Aug (various)

    Tickets
    Preview: £13/£7 concessions
    Full price £19 / Standard concession £14 / Other concession £8 
    The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.

    Booking online: We have upgraded to a new ticketing service and so you will notice some changes when booking your tickets online from Wednesday 4 June onwards. Please visit our Box Office page here if you have any questions in this regard.

    Traverse Theatre Club
    £10 tickets on Sun 3 & Tue 5 Aug

    Venue 
    T1

    Age Recommendation
    14+

    Image by Daily Dolores

    • Valentijn Dhaenens

      Performer, Writer
    • Jeroen Wuyts

      Sound Designer
    • "an intense, sophisticated piece of work, the subtleties of which would benefit exponentially from re-visiting, re-watching, re- listening" ★★★★★
      Exeunt
    • "haunting and beautiful" ★★★★
      The Daily Telegraph
    • "a mesmeric and intimate meditation" ★★★★
      The Herald
    • "a distinct and unusual voice in European theatre" ★★★★
      The Daily Telegraph
    • "this is a treatment out of the ordinary from the Belgian theatremaker Valentijn Dhaenens" ★★★★
      Theatre Cat
    • “manages to ripple in the memory long after the curtain has fallen, with images, songs and stories refusing to disappear” ★★★★
      Across the Arts
    • "as Dhaenens ably demonstrates in his revelatory creation, a whisper of insight can be as powerful as a scream of despair" ★★★★
      The List
    • "a timely and often haunting, soul searching, visual and aural meditation on the brutality of war" {**** 1/2}
      The Public Reviews
    • "haunting and poignant"
      The Guardian
    • "a mesmeric and intimate meditation" ★★★★
      The Herald
    • "A polished multimedia meditation on the horrors of war" ★★★★
      Metro
    • Seldom has so much horror been made so tangible through such intimacy.
      De Standaard (Belguim)
    • Innovative play – courtesy of the acting and filming – which overwhelms with its restrained portrayal of man’s insatiable hunger to live freely, his willingness to die for freedom. Knack Magazine (Belguim)
      Knack Magazine (Belguim)
     
     

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