Stories of the Midlands armed forces community shared in a bold new play

In just one week’s time, the stories of over fifty members of the armed forces community from across the West Midlands will be presented in the world premiere of a new play.

Reparation Island plays at The Patrick Studio at Birmingham Hippodrome from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th June.

Performed by members of the West Midlands armed forces community, and created around the stories of fellow community members, this bold and inventive new play by Kevin Fegan combines storytelling, music and poetic imagery in an honest new narrative.

Directed by Christopher Elmer-Gorry, Reparation Island is the culmination of 7 months of planning, story-gathering, script-writing and rehearsing. From January to March the team toured the region, talking to a wide range of people and organisations connected to the military. In total 51 people were interviewed, their stories forming the basis of the play.

Reparation Island is presented by Bravo 22 Company, a recovery through the arts programme, made possible by The Royal British Legion and The Drive Project in association with Birmingham Hippodrome. Bravo 22 aims to give Service people and veterans new skills and experiences while improving confidence, self-awareness and motivation to support an individual’s recovery and the transition into civilian life.

The cast features Tim Seeley, Baz Barrett, Mark Howell, Amy Whistance, Kevin Hanbury, Scott Yarrington, Rachael Yarrington, Steven Cokayne, Matt Wightman, Laura Tipper and Jamie Weller plus a video appearance from Ifraz Sohail.

Reparation Island plays at The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th June. For more information, or to book tickets, visit or call 0844 338 5000.


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