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Vamos Theatre

Jacksons Lane

UK Premiere
Thu 1 - Sat 3 Feb at 8pm
Sat mat 3pm

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Runs: 75 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 12+
£18 / £16
+ £1.95 transaction fee
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Tel: 020 8341 4421

After-show discussion:
Sat 3 Feb after 3pm show

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Dear Mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.’

Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister…

Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular tour of duty Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And when he returns home, the trouble really begins.

Vamos is Britain’s leading mask theatre company, admired for its physical storytelling skills, and for tackling challenging subjects with compassion, humour and deep emotional insight. Created from two years of research with former and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress in the military, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war. Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.

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"The mask work is terrific…the storytelling is always wonderfully economical too…"

The Guardian about The Best Thing

"Their ability to explore profound themes with the lightest of touches is magical…the irresistible mix of humour and heartbreak makes them a must-see"

Hereford Times about The Best Thing


Time Out about Finding Joy

Vamos Theatre


Presented in association with
Jacksons Lane
Vamos Theatre, Mercury Theatre - Colchester

Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival
Supported by Jyvaskyla Festival, Finland