A modern love story, drawn from the voices of armed forces personnel and their families

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Feb. 25, 2020, 10:29 a.m.
A modern love story, drawn from the voices of armed forces personnel and their families, comes to The Dugdale.

Farnham Maltings presents 'The Man Who Left is Not the Man Who Came Home', a new play by Kevin Dyer on tour to theatre spaces across the UK in February and March 2020.

Chloé has bright hopes for her future with Ashley. But those hopes are overshadowed by some imminent challenges - because Ashley is in the armed forces and is due to be deployed on operations abroad.
Behind closed doors there’s tenderness and humour, but as the day of Ashley’s departure comes ever closer, his anxiety and their confrontations multiply.

The Man Who Left is Not the Man Who Came Home is the product of over a hundred one-to-one interviews with soldiers and their wives – where secrets, regrets and experiences have been shared for the first time.
It’s a story of resilience, of hope, of change – and what it’s like when the person you love is going to war and might not come back.

Kevin Dyer’s new play, performed by Stephanie Greer and Sam C Wilson with Sam Trussler, a ‘military wife’, is followed by an open conversation about the themes of the play, and the country we live in.

Saturday 29th February, 7.30pm

Tickets available from the Dugdale website or call Box Office on 0208 807 6680.

Farnham Maltings is a cultural organisation based in Surrey, which works with artists and communities in South East England, across the UK and internationally.

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