Tickets & Tour Information
Shell Shock is presented by Smokescreen Productions and supported by the NHS Sussex Armed Forces Network, Combat Stress, SSAFA, Changing Minds Changing Lives with early research assistance from Help for Heroes. The pilot was evaluated by Anglia Ruskin University, home also to the Veterans and Families Institute.
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 2021
We do not have any live theatre events planned as yet due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown of venues/restrictions on audiences.
Please keep an eye on this page as things are developing rapidly for the second half of the year.
For more information on these dates, or to request information about booking a performance for your organisation, please contact us here.
Virtual Livestream Events 2020/2021
We are pleased to announce that as a result of generous support from our partners, NHS Armed Forces Networks: Sussex, Kent & Medway, SSAFA and Changing Minds Changing Lives. we were able to produce a digital vlog-style piece which was piloted online to an audience of over 500 in November 2020. Following a recent grant from the National Lottery Community Together Fund, we shall be presenting three more sessions in 2021 over March, April and May.
After the screening a live expert panel will be open for questions via our chat system and dedicated moderator, with a focus on the impact these topics have on the audience, or those connected with the issues raised. Any questions unanswered will be dealt with offline and the facility for further offline conversation will be available for those who may require it.
“A palatable and hope-filled insight into suffering and isolation… A very important piece of work to support mental health.” – Integra awards
This time around, (on our next 3 sessions) as well as the overall focus on mental health and wellbeing, we are also providing a theme for each event. The first one will be families and carers, to include Jo Jukes and Ripple Pond on the panel. The second will be to include the emergency services with panelists Prof Neil Greenberg, Dr Victoria Williamson and Kelly Drewry from the MIND Bluelight Programme. We will also be including moral injury to this session. The final session will include a theme of LGBTQ+ with Craig and Caroline from Fighting With Pride on the panel.
These will be run on the following dates –
For more information and free registration, please visit the link below –