Armed Forces show given official title

Launch of Bravo 22 Company at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman
Launch of Bravo 22 Company at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman
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A groundbreaking show which will be performed by local members of the Armed Forces has been given its official title.

With less than two months until curtain up for Bravo 22 Company, run by The Royal British Legion in association with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, the show’s title has been announced as Contact.

It marks the start of the next stage in the project following the recruitment drive backed by actor Ray Winstone in January.

The local Armed Forces community have been invited to join the project with a choice of roles ranging from placements offered by leading performing arts institution LAMDA, Front of House training provided by the Waterside Theatre team and the opportunity to perform in the production when it appears at the theatre from Thursday, March 26 to Saturday, March 28.

Writer Roz Wyllie said: “We were looking for something with a military punch that also covered the themes of the play.

“The word ‘contact’ has many meanings; in military terms there’s contact with the enemy, there are contact houses which the Forces keep for visiting families, and of course there’s human contact.

“Ultimately contact is when things collide or touch and that’s part of what the play is about.’

Interested members of the military community are currently attending weekly sessions to develop their skills, confidence and to help decide on their involvement within the pioneering arts enterprise.

A confirmed cast list will shortly be announced with a rigorous rehearsal schedule soon to get underway ready for opening night.

Tickets for Contact are on sale now.

Call Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office, call 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury