7th – 11th September 2021.
Army girl is a one-woman show with music and song, directed by Judey Bignell and staring Katie Smale, and singer Esme Sarfas. The production is being staged by Damian Darkness Productions, and will run over five nights from 7th to 11th September 2021.
‘Army Girl is best described as a stream of consciousness prose poem about Northern Ireland in 1974/5, two of its bloodiest years. The work of female soldiers in covert army units has seldom been told but I believe they were the pathfinders for the female combat soldiers of today. The songs are intended to say something beyond the troubles in Northern Ireland and something universal about the life of a soldier. So the themes include love in wartime, return from war, death and survival. There is an oral tradition of storytelling within military life, hopefully Army Girl will be seen in this tradition’.
Katie Smale –Army Girl
Esme Sarfas –Singer
To hear the writer Damian Darkness talking a lost generation of women soldiers in Northern Ireland, and why he had to write about them in this important new play, listen here to his recent interview with the British Forces Broadcasting Service:
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