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.
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
Contains strong language, nudity, smoke and haze effects, and strobe lighting
Photo: MINEFIELD © Tristram Kenton
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.
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