Lola Arias: MINEFIELD
What is a veteran? Survivor? Hero? Mad Man?
In Lola Arias' MINEFIELD six Falklands/Malvinas war veterans who once faced each other across a battlefield now face each other across a stage. Together they share memories, films, songs and photos as they recall their collective war and embody the political figures that led them into it. Soldier, veteran, human - these men have stories to share as they take us from the horrors of war to today’s uncertainties, with brutal honesty and startling humour.
MINEFIELD is a collaboratively crated work that merges theatre and film to explore the minefield of memory, where truth and fiction collide.
MINEFIELD is a LIFT production by Lola Arias, originally commissioned and co-produced by LIFT, Brighton Festival, Royal Court Theatre, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Theaterformen, Le Quai Angers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Maison des Arts de Créteil and Humain Trop Humain / CDN de Montpellier.
Post-show discussion with members of the cast and Dr Jill Kirby (University of Sussex) on Thursday 16 November at 9.45pm.
Dr Jill Kirby completed her PhD at Sussex University in 2014 and is currently a Teaching Fellow in the School of History of Art, History and Philosophy at Sussex and convenes the Foundation Year Making History course. She specialises in twentieth-century British history and is particularly interested in everyday life, emotion and stress.
She is currently working on her first book, Feeling the strain: a cultural history of stress in 20th century Britain, which will be published by MUP in 2018. She recently started work on a new project on loneliness, beginning with research into the everyday experience of lodgers and the families they lodged with.
Captioned Performance Thursday 16 November
Audio Described Performance Friday 17 November.
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Dates & Times
Wednesday 15 November, 20178:00pm – 9:45pm
Thursday 16 November, 20178:00pm – 9:45pm
Friday 17 November, 20178:00pm – 9:45pm