Glory Dazed

Glory Dazed by Cat Jones

Saturday 26th January - Saturday 2nd February 7:30 pm & 2:30 pm

Sam Edward-Cook, an actor in the series Peaky Blinders, plays Ray in Cat Jones's Glory Dazed.  This dark comedy examines the plight of ex-servicemen in modern Britain, focusing on an Afghanistan veteran's attempt to find redemption through reconciliation with his ex-wife.

In collaboration with ex-soldiers serving prison sentences at HMP & YOI Doncaster, the play was originally developed by Second Shot Productions, a social enterprise that exists to give serving prisoners and ex-offenders opportunities within creative industries.  It won the BBC's Alfred Bradley Bursary Prize 2011.

Set in a backstreet pub in Doncaster, after hours, ex-squaddie Ray, mentally scarred from his time in Afghanistan, knocks on the door.  His old friend, Simon, the pub's landlord, feels he has no alternative but to let him in but, in the pub, are Leanne, a teenage barmaid, and Carla, Ray's ex-wife and the mother of his children. The stage is set for off-kilter drama and heart-wrenching recrimination.

Directed by Jake Smith (It's a Wonderful Life & Goodnight Mister Tom)

Written by Cat Jones

Tickets £14-15

Running Time approx 60 mins

From L-R Samuel Edward-Cook, Annabel York, Evie Guttridge, Adam Foster.

The project is in association with local Hull-based charity, Hull 4 Heroes, who provide support to Veterans, aiming to ensure that their transition back into civilian life and regular employment is as seamless as possible.  https://hull4heroes.org.uk/

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