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MINEFIELD by Lola Arias at the Royal Court Theatre

Posted on June 11, 2016 at 12:40 AM

We're always happy to support work that touches on themes and experience similar to those that have shaped the lives of the members of the Combat Veterans Players. This month MINEFIELD by Lola Arias at the Royal Court Theatre has captured our imagination.



MINEFIELD

by Lola Arias

2 – 11 Jun

Royal Court Theatre

What is a veteran? Survivor? Hero? Mad Man?

Lou Armour was on the cover of every newspaper when the Argentines took him prisoner on 2 April 1982 and is now a special needs teacher. Rubén Otero survived the sinking of ARA General Belgrano and is now in a Beatles tribute band. We've all got a past, but they don’t all look like this.

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. And they also do a great rendition of Human League's Don't You Want Me.

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