Royal Court


02 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

£12.00 - N/A

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When I got back from the war I was a stone. I couldn’t feel anything.– Argentinian veteran

The islands looked very beautiful, much like Scotland with barren land and mountains. But that was just a blurred image through my binoculars. – British veteran

In her trademark political and playful style, Arias brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas war to share their first-hand experience of the conflict and life since.

This collaboratively created new work merges theatre and film to blur the lines between truth and fiction, on a stage 8,000 miles from their remembered battlefield.

In English and Spanish with English surtitles.

Back for just 11 shows after a hit run art of LIFT 2016. (Reviews from 2016)


Royal Court [Off West End]

“Extraordinary piece of memory theatre looking at the Falklands War though the eyes of those who fought in it. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Combines personal testimony with video, fiery songs and playful interludes to portray both sides of the conflict... Probing. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane...Its raw proximity... is heart-racing... [A] remarkable achievement. ”

Stewart Pringle (The Stage, Time Out)

“A powerful act of remembrance... A keen experimental edge, one moment skittish, the next darker and more serious... Bravo. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Unforgettable piece of documentary theatre... As vivid a reminder as I’ve seen of the damage done by war. ”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Past and present intersect with extraordinary power and eloquence in this deeply affecting show... Unforgettably potent. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Lets you into the lived experience of war... Arias' careful composition lets it blossom into much more than a mere documentary. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“A documentary feel, and many memorable moments... The message is one of reconciliation and redemption... Curiously cool. ”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

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