Do We Do the Right Thing?
For four and a half years an English market town stands still as the bodies of three hundred and fifty-five dead military personnel are repatriated through the town. The average age is twenty-two. Imagine all that death and sadness travelling down your High Street. A middle aged man embarks on a journey to meet civilians, war veterans, bereaved parents and serving soldiers who have seen their friends die in front of them. They help him make sense of his life and bring about a reconciliation with his military childhood. Can they shed light on the purpose of these young deaths and this generation's war in the face of a British withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014? Do We Do The Right Thing?
is based upon verbatim and autobiographical material and intends to give a voice to the contemporary soldier as well as asking us to consider our own relationship to the military and acts of remembrance in time of war and peace.
Archive :: production:T01488178589, play:S1339853610, venue:V923