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Theatre Preview: Army Girl – 7th -11th September 2021 – The Playground Theatre

Well, as you already know, I can’t resist a play with a strong female protagonist, and I love a good musical, Army Girl ticks both boxes, so hoping it will be as good as it sounds.

A one woman show performed by Kate Smale and singer Esme Sarfas, about female soldiers in Northern Ireland in 1974/75 two of the deadliest years of the conflict.

The show is written by Damian Darkness, who is an army veteran who is disabled, and now writes plays and musicals.

Army Girl is best described as a stream of consciousness prose poem about Northern Ireland in 1974/5, two of its bloodiest years. The work of female soldiers in covert army units has seldom been told but I believe they were the pathfinders for the female combat soldiers of today. The songs are intended to say something beyond the trubles in Northern Ireland and something universal about the life of a soldier. S the themes includelove in wartime, return from war, death and survivalThere is an oral tradition of storytelling within military life, hopefully Army Girl will be seen in this tradition’

KATIE SMALE

I hope to get a review uploaded very soon.

Click here for more details and tickets

Thanks for reading and grab a ticket, while you still can!

Chanel x

Chanel Williams

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