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Spaniel in the Works presents

War In Mind

14 May
War In Mind

Written by John Bassett

This new powerful dramatic performance looks at the legacy of the First World War and the real lives of people affected by shell shock including:

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 then cut off from the local community because she was 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 the what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.


Suitable for ages 10 and above

Part of Mental Health Awareness Week supporting the Mental Health Foundation
This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Full Price Concessions
Tuesday, 14th May 2019 20:00 Green Room £12 £10