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Pink Mist – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

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Writer: Owen Sheers Directors: John Retallack and George Mann Reviewer:  John Kennedy Euphemisms used in modern warfare remain morally, not least mortally, ambiguous. ‘Friendly fire/collateral damage/blue on blue’ all deflect the realities of how both soldiers and civilians become explainable tactical and strategic statistics. In platform Gaming, ‘Pink Mist’ describes the score-count rewarding impact and exit of a high-velocity bullet ...

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Pink Mist – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Owen Sheers Director: John Retallack & George Mann Reviewer: S.E. Webster The theatre has long been lauded as a space in which our society can challenge authority, examine the human condition, explore fresh ideas and project new voices. Thus, Owen Sheers’s highly acclaimed drama, Pink Mist forces audiences to confront and re-examine important, difficult issues, in this case the ...

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Pink Mist – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Owen Sheers Directors: John Retallack and George Mann Reviewer: Glen Pearce When we think of battle we may think of the infamous Red Mist – a state that sees anger erupt into pure rage. Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist, though, is something more subtle but way more horrific. Poet and playwright Sheers explores with devastating effect the pink mist of the ...

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Pink Mist – Bristol Old Vic

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Writer: Owen Sheers Directors: John Retallack, George Mann Reviewer: Joan Phillips   A series of meetings at the highest levels and one decision – to go to war – sends ripples of aftershock that affect thousands for years to come. It is not just the soldiers heading to the frontline who sign up for a tour of duty, but so ...

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Pink Mist – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Owen Sheers Associate Director: George Mann Director: John Retallack Reviewer: Claire Hayes There’s a myriad of colours in Pink Mist, Owen Sheers’ poetic drama which encompasses the brutal effects of war and its aftermath on three young Bristol soldiers and their families. There’s the green and black of night vision goggles and the white heat of the Afghan desert, ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Jo Beggs Over 70,000 soldiers have served in Afghanistan since the beginning of the conflict in 2001. 453 have died, many more have come back with serious physical injuries. The Two Worlds of Charlie F. seeks to explore some of the realities behind the headlines, stripping bare the lives of a handful of ...

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F. – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Glen Pearce As we remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, our minds are again focused on the horrors of human conflict. Of course, such horrors aren’t confined to history. Our Armed Forces continue to serve in various hotspots across the globe, ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Performed by serving and veteran soldiers, many of whom sustained life threatening and life changing injuries while serving in Afghanistan, The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a frank look at what it means to be a wounded soldier in 21st century Britain. Originally devised in 2010 by producer Alice Driver, ...

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