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ED2012 Theatre Review: A Soldier’s Song (Guy Masterson – TTI)

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Modern gaming often makes a mockery out of war. Yet the same accusation cannot be levelled at ex-para Ken Lukowiak’s dignified account of the inner torment and restrained agony of the Falklands War. Visually forcing you into the battle, you feel appropriately astonished, inwardly uneasy and surprisingly self-reflective on watching this powerful and passionate performance. Other than a hard-hitting show, here’s hoping this does its bit to bring this gaming generation to a more realistic of the true cost and impact of a shot to the head. After seeing this, no doubt you will agree that, thirty years later, or three hundred, “we will remember them” – a show like this makes it hard to forget.

Assembly Roxy, 2-26 Aug (not 13), 5.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ciara Knowles]

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