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A GHOSTLY tale with a modern message, the REP’s Wounded explores the aftermath of war.

Staged at the Territorial Army Field Hospital in Kings Heath, the play tells the story of two soldiers fighting a century apart, but both struggling to cope with their life-changing injuries.

Staged at the Territorial Army Field Hospital in Kings Heath, the play tells the story of two soldiers fighting a century apart, but both struggling to cope with their life-changing injuries.

As Combat Medical Technician Kate Mulligan recovers in military hospital, she is wracked with guilt that the soldier who tried to save her was almost killed in the attempt. Perhaps it’s the shock, or maybe Kate really can see and hear Private Alfred Seddon, who was treated in the same hospital for injuries he sustained in the First World War. Only by remembering and revisiting their experiences, can both soldiers begin to explore their trauma and recover.

Writer Jenny Stephens said: “I suppose it’s really a ghost story and a meditation about feelings of guilt that people carry with them.”

q Wounded, supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, is at the TA Centre, Dawberry Fields Road, Kings Heath until November 10. Tickets are £12, call 0121 236 4455 or at birmingham-rep.co.uk

 

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