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    A play by Lola Arias

    Following last year’s hugely successful sell-out run during #LIFT2016, MINEFIELD has toured internationally to enormous acclaim and returns to the Royal Court Theatre for just 10 performances this autumn ahead of a UK tour in 17/18.
    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.
    Lola Arias is a writer, director, actress and songwriter and a leading voice in Argentinean theatre. Her productions play with the overlap between reality and fiction and have seen her work with actors, non actors, musicians, dancers, children, babies, and animals.


    MINEFIELD was originally commissioned and co-produced by LIFT, Royal Court Theatre, Brighton Festival, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Theaterformen, Le Quai Angers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Humain Trop Humain / CDN de Montpellier and Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Supported by Arts Council England, British Council and The Sackler Trust.

    Production shots by Tristram Kenton. Main header image by thisisroot.

    Astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Time Out

    This is a work of extraordinary compassion

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Evening Standard

    An eye-opening feast which astutely combines storytelling with imaginative staging to create something genuinely fresh.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


    'remarkable, honest and quietly moving piece of theatre.

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Financial Times