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Shell Shock – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Tim Marriott Adaptation: Tim Marriott Shell Shock is an adaptation of a novel by Neil Blower that deals with Tommy, a soldier struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s fair to say that the market for plays on this subject seems a little over-crowded if you look through the Fringe programme. What sets this one apart is ...

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With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Shell Shock. Back on Civvy Street, there’s nothing wrong with ‘Tommy’, he’s fine… it’s just rest of the world that is absolutely, absurdly insane! Adapted from Kosovo and Iraq veteran Neil ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Shell Shock – Sweet (St Andrew’s Church)

Angry man pointing at camera

Writer: Tim Marriott adopted from the novel by Neil Blower Director: Tim Marriott Reviewer: Glen Pearce The after-effects on our service personnel have provided a rich source for playwrights recently. Shows such as The Two Worlds of Charlie F and Pink Mist highlight the trauma that continues long after the return from the front. For author Neil Blower, however, the subject ...

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ShellShock – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Thomas (music, book and lyrics) Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The issue of combat "shell shock" - in a modern context, diagnosed as "combat stress reaction" or post-traumatic stress disorder - seems to be an odd subject for a musical. That's a reaction that's only compounded by Waterloo East's new production, Shell Shock. Set in 1975, the ...

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