Shell Shock
  • Brighton Fringe

One soldier's story of coping with PTSD. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy's observations on civvy life are comic and moving. His emotional responses to Post Office queues, a trip to Ikea and his relationships and family lead to alienation and anger. Adapted from the novel 'Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins', the play highlights the work of charities Combat Stress and Help For Heroes and is created with the support of the Sussex Armed Forces Network and Anglia Ruskin Veterans and Families Institute.Poignant and compelling... direct and witty... engaging and haunting (The Herald).