Wed 28 Mar - Sat 31 Mar
Venue: Main House
Ticket Information: £28 - £14
Age Recommendations: 14+
Written and directed by: Lola Arias with Lou Armour, David Jackson, Gabriel Sagastume, Ruben Otero, Sukrim Rai, Marcelo Vallejo
Research & Production: Sofia Medici, Luz Algranti
Set: Mariana Tirantte
Music: Ulises Conti
Lighting: David Seldes
Video: Martin Borini
Sound Engineers: Roberto Pellegrino, Ernesto Fara
Costumes: Andrea Piffer
What is a veteran?
In Lola Arias’ MINEFIELD six Falklands/ Malvinas war veterans who once faced each other across a battlefield now face each other across a stage. Together they share memories, films, songs and photos as they recall their collective war and embody the political figures that led them into it.
Soldier, veteran, human - these men have stories to share as they take us from the horrors of war to today’s uncertainties, with brutal honesty and startling humour.
‘Work of extraordinary compassion...’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard
'Astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane.' ★★★★★ Time Out
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Gabriel Sagastume was a soldier who never wanted to shoot a gun, now he is a criminal lawyer.
David Jackson spent the war listening and transcribing radio codes, now he listens to other veterans in his role as a counsellor.
Marcelo Vallejo was a mortar direction controller, now he is a triathlon champion.
Sukrim Rai was a Gurkha and expert with his knife, now he works as a security guard.
Ruben Otero survived the sinking of the ARA General Belgrano, now he has a Beatles tribute band.
Lou Armour was on the front page of every newspaper when the Argentinians took him prisoner on the 2nd April, now he is a teacher for children with learning difficulties.
Minefield is performed in English and Spanish with surtitles.
Please note there is no performance on Good Friday.