A play that examines the social, physical and mental relationship between four men stationed together in the desert during the Gulf War.
Syndrome at the Tristan Bates Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 16+

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Note: This production contains strong language and adult themes.

A Q and A session will follow the performance on 18 February with the Cast, Director and Writer. The session will be hosted by poet, actor and mental health activist Hussain Manawer.


Deno, Ray, Matt and Gabe are four young British soldiers on combat duty in Saudi Arabia in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.

Waiting to move to the front and facing the feared release of chemical and biological weapons, the men spend their long heated days in scheduled military preparation undergoing a 'protective' barrage of vaccines, sprays and pills.

Mounting tension is relieved only by their friendly rivalry and humorous banter.

The action builds to a devastating and shocking discovery and then jumps to five years after the war when the guys are reunited but are no longer the 'lads' of the past.

Far from battling the known enemy, they are struggling against the unseen war on their own bodies, debilitating consequences known as Gulf War Syndrome.

As the symptoms continue to manifest, each of the men's relationships come under fire, with desperate and destructive consequences.

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Previews from:Tuesday 18 February 2020

Press night:Tuesday 18 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 29 February 2020

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm




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Author: Tina Jay
Director: Jack Brett Anderson
Production: In association with Mont-Dore Media Ltd

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