Seeking sanctuary: Ben Monks reviews a work created by refugees that displays “humour, resilience, and unwavering courage”.
Ben Monks and Will Young, Creative Producers at the Tristan Bates Theatre, explore the role and importance of truth in one-person shows ahead of their annual FIRST Festival of Solo Performances.
“I’m rambling, you’re drunk, nobody’s talking” – the silent weight of male depression hangs over Daniel Foxsmith’s new play.
This staging of poet Owen Sheers’ play, drawing on verbatim stories of soldiers returning from Afghanistan, is “richly aware of its literary context”.
The body politic.
A thing unearthed.
A quiet hymnal to the public services.
Studying the b-sides.
Irish Greek Tragedy.
The front page.
Reclaiming a forgotten history.
The naming of places.
Light and time.