Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company presents War in Mind at Bristol St John on the Wall.
This new powerful dramatic performance looks at the real lives of people affected by shell shock in the First World War
• Driver William Charles Phillips, a Tetbury man who though he never actively fought at the front, died in Gloucester Asylum from paralysis in 1917.
• Doctor Harold Hills, later to be a Stroud doctor, who worked with sufferers at the Front and prevented many men being shot for desertion through his testimonies.
• Violet Hall, a wife and mother from a Gloucestershire village who lost her sons and was shunned by the local community because she was accused of collecting their war pension.
Based on archive records and through research War in Mind looks at the treatment for sufferers, the problems for families and the stigma attached to what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Suitable for ages 10 and above
This performance is part of Mental Health Awareness Week
Tickets £10.00 available from www.spanielworks.co.uk or Bristol Ticket Shop on 0117 929 9008