Tickets & Tour Information
Shell Shock is presented by Smokescreen Productions and supported by the Sussex Armed Forces Network, Anglia Ruskin University, Help For Heroes and Combat Stress.
Please note we may be filming the performance on one or more dates at any time for promotional use. There may also be requests for audience feedback to develop the production further and in line with our evaluation to encouraging the use of performing arts to address stigma and barriers to care, and to develop further research relevant to this area.
Initial Tour 2017
In the autumn of 2016 the Chancellor awarded this project a grant from the LIBOR fund to enable us to develop the production and embark on a number of venues in late spring / early summer 2017. In 2017 Shell Shock toured number of strategic locations, often in reach of larger military communities, army barracks, veterans organisations, interested NHS trusts etc.
The following locations were reached in this short pilot: Brighton, Plymouth, Havant, Exeter, Winchester, Horsham, London, Canterbury, Aldershot, Cambridge, Folkestone and Edinburgh. In addition to these public venues, we also performed behind the wire for serving personnel with the support of Help for Heroes and 11th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East at HM Naval Base HMS Drake, Plymouth; St Omer Barracks, Aldershot and Carver Barracks, Wimbish.
This performance contains adult themes and strong language which some might find offensive. It also features flashing lights, loud sound effects and scenes which some may find upsetting or disturbing.
Tour Dates 2019
We are pleased to announce the following for 2019 (but check back regularly as we add things as they happen!)
Eastbourne – Towner Gallery, Tuesday 14th May
London – National Army Museum, Thursday 16th May
We are proud to announce this performance in London in collaboration with the National Army Museum will be followed by a panel Q&A session. This will be open to all and is an excellent way to discuss the issues seen in the play and engage with industry professionals about barriers to care, myths associated with mental health and what research and support services are available to serving, reservist, veterans and the wider community. There will also be some organisations in attendance and provides an excellent opportunity to network.
Basingstoke Festival, Thursday 27th June
Tickets to be announced shortly
For more information on these dates, or to request information about booking a performance for your organisation, please contact us here.