SELL-OUT show WIRED is returning to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe following a successful run in 2017. The show is about the individuals behind the uniform, about the women and men who, during war, go to work every day not knowing if they or their friends will return home.
Told through the lives of three women, WIRED is the story of a young soldier’s journey through post-traumatic stress; Joanna, the young soldier, her mother and an older soldier who represents the many voices of the military as experienced by the young Joanna.
Following training, Joanna is deployed to Afghanistan and believes that she is prepared for what lies ahead. What she is not ready for is a visit from her past. As the realities of war close in around her, Joanna struggles to make sense of the voices, memories and flashbacks that wage war inside her head.
Award-winning playwright Lesley Wilson undertook extensive research with serving, reservist and veteran soldiers and spent time with both military and civilian mental health professionals whilst writing WIRED. During development for the play the team spent time with the Scottish and Northern Irish Yeomanry at Redford Barracks and with 5 Military Intelligence Battalion on exercise in Scotland.
WIRED was originally developed with support from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and Tron Theatre Creative.
10-25 August (except 13/20 August), 2.30pm Army @The Fringe, Hepburn House, East Claremont Street.
Following its Fringe run, WIRED will be touring arts venues and Army barracks across Scotland.
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