Shell Shock - UK

Monday, 26 February 2018 to Friday, 16 March 2018
Adelaide Fringe

The second production in the Lest We Forget series is Shell Shock, a stunning personal realisation of one former soldier’s experience of learning to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

After a long career in the military, Tommy’s observations on the absurdities of every-day life back on civvy street are frequently comic, sometimes violent but always poignant. Nothing is safe... a post office queue, a trip to Ikea and a Nintendo Wii all feel the force of Tommy's outraged frustration...

​Based on Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins by Gulf War veteran Neil Watkin, Shell Shock is adapted and performed by BBC comedy veteran Tim Marriott (The Brittas Empire) following successful seasons in Edinburgh and New York and an extensive ‘stigma reduction’ tour to regional theatres and education centres including ‘behind the wire’ performances to serving personnel throughout the UK.

Shell Shock trailer:

​ *****"An astonishing piece of drama” (Scene1+)
​*****"The writing is superb as is the acting" (Glasgow Living)
OUTSTANDING SHOW "Astonishing and astounding"  (Fringe Review)
 ****"A commanding performance... vivid and compassionate" (Fringe Guru)


Shell Shock is created with the support of military charities Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and the Stand Tall for PTS.

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Adults $30, Conc $22.50, Fringe Members $22.50, Child $22.50, Family $88.00, Groups (6+) $22.50, Bank SA $23.25, Cheap Tuesday $20
65 mins

Adapted and performed by BBC comedy veteran Tim Marriott (The Brittas Empire) 

Monday, 26 February 2018 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, 2 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 7:30pm

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