Shell Shock

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London

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Event location:
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea
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Thu 16th May 2019

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Theatre
Where:National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:18:00 - 20:30
Admission:Adults: £12,
Concessions: £10

About the event

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, this poignant play presents one soldier’s story of coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. It will be followed by a panel discussion.

After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins’s observations on life on civvy street are frequently comic and always moving. His over-emotional responses to Post Office queues, a trip to Ikea, his relationships and family lead to alienation and anger.

Based on a 2011 novel by Neil Watkin, a veteran of the Iraq War who was diagnosed with PTSD after leaving the Army, this play aims to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination within society.

Following the performance, there will be a panel discussion on the topic of mental health and the armed forces.

'Shell Shock' was at Edinburgh Fringe '18 supported by the Army@TheFringe, before going to Australia in September supporting the Invictus Games.

Official Link: https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/shell-shock



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