THE BEAUTIFUL ONES

First produced by Theatre 503 at the Latitude Festival, Southwold (2011)

Photo by Henk Badenhorst/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Henk Badenhorst/iStock / Getty Images

“Spielberg, Coppola, Bigelow - I’ve had me leg chopped off, blown off, burnt off by the best.” 

When Mike loses his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, he thinks his life is over. Instead he suddenly finds himself living the dream, working in the heart of the film industry.

When a famous Hollywood director casts Mike as an imaginary soldier who loses an imaginary leg fighting an imaginary war in an imaginary Afghanistan, Mike jumps at the chance. But will he be able to separate the fiction from the reality?

A short play about loss and evolution.

 

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