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A Brave Face

His hardest battle is the one back home

“Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it
when I get back.”

Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier.
She smiles, just like his sister…

Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.

Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos Theatre brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.

Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity.

A Brave Face is suitable for audiences aged 12 years up and accessible to hearing and deaf audiences alike.


James Greaves
Joanna Holden
Sean Kempton
Angela Laverick
Rayo Patel


Standard: £13

Concessions: £11

Standard A Brave Face & Workshop ticket multibuy offer: £15

Concession A Brave Face & Workshop multibuy offer: £13

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Tickets & Times

  • Vamos is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative, exciting full-mask mime companies currently touring
    The Stage

  • Life-affirming, funny, deeply touching and highly, highly recommended!
    Plays to See

  • The mask work is terrific...the storytelling is always wonderfully economical, too
    Lyn Gardner: The Guardian