Royal Court


02 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

£14.00 - £115.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

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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)



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“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)

“Clever and multi-layered... rich, innovative... The boldly raw themes are softened by the show’s thrilling use of props.”

Adam Bloodworth (Metro)

“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)

“Startling bilateral insights... An unspoken understanding of the horrors they all endured... quiet dignity shines through.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A subtle, intelligent and compassionate piece of theatre.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Powerful... An engaging, moving, humane and necessary piece of theatre.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Blows you away — its buried surprise lies in how quietly and unassumingly it does so... Heart-tearing.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“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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