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  • MINEFIELD 2016

    2 June - 11 June


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    MINEFIELD 2016

    (Argentina )

    By Lola Arias

    2 June - 11 June, 7.30pm

    Royal Court Theatre

    With a history of creating work that combines real lives and stories with fiction and performance, Lola Arias brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas war on a stage 8,000 miles from their remembered battlefield.


    What happened to the soldiers? Some of them got medals, and some were forgotten. Some of them continue in the forces and others started new lives as psychologists, musicians, teachers, security guards. Today the only thing they have in common is that they are all veterans.


    Digging deep into the personal impact of war, MINEFIELD is a collaboratively created new work that merges theatre and film to explore the minefield of memory, where truth and fiction collide.


    War isn’t what interests me, it’s what comes after the war that interests me. What matters to me is what happens to a person who went through that experience. What matters to me is what memory has done, what it has erased, what it has transformed. Lola Arias

    From an article in La Nación (English translation here)

    “This is work of extraordinary compassion”

    Evening Standard

    “Astonishingly moving, sensitive and humane”

    Time Out

    “Brings tears to the eyes and the audience to its feet. Tremendous.”

    The Times

    “A powerful act of remembrance.”

    The Telegraph

    “Extraordinary – an exorcism”

    The Stage

    MINEFIELD is a LIFT co-commission with Royal Court Theatre, Brighton Festival, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Le Quai Angers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and hTh CDN Montpellier.
    Produced by LIFT.
    A House on Fire project, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.
    Images — Main image: Manuel Abramovich and Root Design Gallery images: Tristram Kenton.