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Lola Arias
6 - 9 August 2017
The Studio

How can a soldier deal with memories of war? What memories do they repress – and which do they cherish?

Six Argentine and British veterans from both sides of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict come together for this remarkable show exploring the treacherous minefield of their memories, through theatre, film and live rock music.

MINEFIELD is an enthralling piece of documentary theatre by Argentinian actor and director Lola Arias – compassionate, cathartic and astonishingly moving. Performed to enormous acclaim in both Britain and Argentina, it takes us from the horrors of the battlefield to today’s uncertainties, with brutal honesty and startling humour.

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

demands to be seen

The Times

astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane

Time Out

Contains strong language, nudity, smoke and haze effects, and strobe lighting

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View video content from MINEFIELD including performance extracts and interviews on BBC Arts Digital

  • Language: 
    Performed in English and Spanish with English and Spanish surtitles
  • Running time: 
    1hr 40mins approx


The Studio

22 Potterrow



Lola Arias Writer & Director
Sofia Medici, Luz Algranti Research & Production
Mariana Tirantte Set designer
Ulises Conti Music composer
David Seldes Lighting designer & Technical director
Martin Borini Video designer
Andrea Piffer Costume designer
Roberto Pellegrino, Ernesto Fara Sound

Cast Lou Armour, David Jackson, Gabriel Sagastume, Ruben Otero, Sukrim Rai, Marcelo Vallejo 

MINEFIELD is a LIFT co-commission with Royal Court Theatre, Brighton Festival, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Le Quai Angers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Theaterformen and hTh CDN Montpellier.

More information about some of the artists

Lola Arias

Sofia Medici

Ulises Conti

Martin Borini
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May 31st 2016

demands to be seen

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Review by: 

Dominic Maxwell
The Times


June 6th 2016

astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane 

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Review by: 

Stewart Pringle
Time Out

Photo: Tristram Kenton

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £19

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF