In her trademark political and playful style, Lola 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.
Some of them got medals, and some were forgotten. Some of them continue in the forces and others started new lives as psychologists, musicians, teachers, security guards. Today the only thing they have in common is that they are all veterans.
Digging deep into the personal impact of war, MINEFIELD is a collaboratively created new work that merges theatre and film to explore the minefield of memory, where truth and fiction collide.
Read more about the veterans here
In English and Spanish with English surtitles.
This production contains haze and strobe lighting.
The running time is approx 1hr 40 minutes without an interval.
Age guidance 14+
Lola Arias is a writer, director, actress and songwriter and a leading voice in Argentinean theatre. Her productions play with the overlap between reality and fiction and have seen her work with actors, non actors, musicians, dancers, children, babies, and animals. Lola has a long term relationship with LIFT, most recently with her acclaimed The Year I Was Born (Southbank Centre, 2014).
A LIFT co-commission with Royal Court Theatre, Brighton Festival, Le Quai Angers and KÃ¼nstlerhaus Mousonturm.
Produced by LIFT.
A House on Fire project, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.
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'astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane ‘
Stewart Pringle | Time Out Read full review
'‘Work of extraordinary compassion...’
Henry Hitchings | Evening Standard Read full review
'Brings tears to the eyes and the audience to its feet. Tremendous.'
Dominic Maxwell l The Times Read full review
'A powerful act of remembrance.'
Dominic Cavendish l The Telegraph Read full review
¨An extraordinary project. Like nothing else I’ve seen all year¨ PLAY OF THE YEAR
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