SKaGeN (Belgium), Richard Jordan Productions & Theatre Royal Plymouth (UK)
Nov 06 – 16, 2018 | York Theatre [map]
A companion piece to the 2016 smash-hit BigMoutH. SmallWaR looks at the man-on-the-ground and the consequences of what our leaders tell us. Through the soldiers at war and letters sent home, we discover the human cost of conflict. No row of mics this time, just performer Valentijn Dhaenens— five times over—with a projection screen spanning the entire width of the stage. We find ourselves inside the room of a dying frontline soldier who, together with the nurse, looks back at his life and the why and wherefore of warmongering. SmallWaR is an emotional reflection on the trauma and the repetitiveness of war, concentrating on the deadlock instead of the action.
Part of the Ceasefire Series: an exploration of past and present warfare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WWI.
“A haunting and beautiful multimedia exploration of the horrors of war” — The Daily Telegraph
70 minutes, no intermission
Nov 06, 8PM: Opening
Nov 07 – 10, 13 – 16, 8PM
Nov 10 – 11, 2PM
Post-show Artist Talkback: Nov 07, 11 ,13