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The Two Worlds of Charlie F. is a soldier’s view of service, injury and recovery. Moving from the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world of morphine-induced hallucinations to the physio rooms of Headley Court, the play explores the consequences of injury, both physical and psychological, and its effects on others as the soldiers fight to win their new battle for survival at home.
Drawn from the personal experience of the wounded, injured and sick Service personnel involved, Owen Sheers’s The Two Worlds of Charlie F. premiered at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, in January 2012 and toured nationally that summer. It was revived for an international tour in 2014.
‘Powerfully affecting – Gripping. The authenticity of verbatim drama and the saltiness of barracks-room humour with the finesse of something more lyrical.’ Telegraph
‘An evening of rare, raw power.’ Independent
A proportion of the writer’s royalties from the sale of this script will be donated to the Marefat High School in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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