‘Do We Do The Right Thing?’ (Matinee)
For four and half years the Wiltshire market town of Wootton Bassett stands still as the bodies of 355 dead military personnel are repatriated through its streets.
Andy, a middle-aged man, long ago distanced from his military childhood sets out to discover why this community performed these acts of remembrance, paying respect to dead strangers in this way. His journey takes him beyond the town and becomes one of self-discovery and reconciliation.
Combining verbatim testimony, autobiographical material, sound and projections, this play explores society’s relationship to the Armed Forces, father-son relationships, rites of passage and wars that have shaped our lives over generations.