War Veterans Take To The Stage

 Combat Veteran Players

A real-life Band of Brothers & Sisters

PETER


Peter served in the Royal Signals and Royal Army Ordinance Corps for six years and nine months, after which time he was discharged on medical grounds. Shortly after returning from the Falklands he suffered from mental health problems now known as PTSD and for many years has lived with the stigma surrounding the condition. He joined the CVP four years ago because he felt it was important to help promote awareness of the condition through theatre and because he felt it would help him to recover. He has now performed in four plays. He played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Fluellen and Henry in Henry V at the Old Vic Tunnels and the Duchess Theatre, Huddersfield, amongst other venues. He was cast as the King in Hamlet but, unfortunately, was unable to perform due to serious illness. He has also done a number of workshops at the Globe and the RSC and has performed in Stratford upon Avon. 


Additionally, he uses other forms of art such as painting and poetry, which he says keeps his mind busy and prevents the sad and bad memories taking over.