Shell Shock

Theatre / Contemporary
Scaled theatre shell shock

A darkly comic tale of an ex-army medic who does NOT have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Adapted from the Neil Watkin's deeply personal novel, it portrays a moving and poignant struggle with life back on Civvy Street after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan where emotionally charged scenes are fused with light-hearted observations of everyday life – a trip to Ikea, a seemingly mundane post office queue, relationships and family.

Performed by Emma Zadow and created with the support of military charities Help for Heroes, Combat Stress & the Armed Forces Network it comes to Adelaide after 5⋆ reviewed seasons in Edinburgh and NY where 'Shell Shock' was invited as a Fringe Encore Winner.

"Outstanding... Astonishing and astounding" FringeReview.

Part 2 of Guy Masterson's #LestWeForget series

Presented by:
Guy Masterson - CIT & Smokescreen Productions

Presenter: AdFringe2018 #LestWeForget series. Guy Masterson is a UK based actor/presenter that has mounted some 40 shows here since 2004's award winning "12 Angry Men". He is responsible for hits such as "Under Milk Wood", "Animal Farm", "Shylock", "Adolf", "Austen's Women", "The Sociable Plover", "Scaramouche Jones" and "Oleanna" among many others. In 2010 he co-founded CIT - Adelaide's Centre For International Theatre with local impresario, Joanne Hartstone. His company is the most awarded at the Edinburgh Fringe inc. an Olivier Award in 2010 for "Morecambe".
On this occasion he presents Smokescreen Productions and the work of fellow producer Tim Marriott as "Mengele".

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Bakehouse Theatre

The Award winning Bakehouse Theatre is located in the eastern part of the CBD, just a stone's throw from The Garden of Unearthly Delights, (the major Fringe Hub). The Hutt Street restaurant strip is just around the corner, and it is a short stroll to Rundle Mall - the centre of the city's shopping precinct. It is a charming old building full of history (but also full of modern technical equipment) where we love to make both you and your audiences feel welcome. We have two theatre spaces, each with its own bar and foyer area. Mainstage Theatre - Audience capacity 87 Studio Theatre - Adience capacity 40 Everything you need to know about hiring The Bakehouse may be found on our website. Please download and read the document "Fringe 2017 Standard Hire Conditions" before contacting us. Previous Fringe performer's comment:- "It was such a wonderful experience!! The Bakehouse staff went above and beyond with everything I needed to make "Handle It" run as smoothly as possible."

255 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000, SA

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255 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000, SA


Mainstage at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000, SA

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Full Price: $20.00 to $30.00

Concession: $22.50

Family: $88.00

Group 6+: $22.50

BankSA Customer: $23.25

Companion Card: $0.00

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65 min

Content Warnings

Coarse Language: Mild/Frequent

Sexual References: Mild

Age Suitability: PG

Depicts Violence: Mild

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