Paper Tom (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Paper Tom

Effective piece of issue-based theatre dealing with UK treatment of soldiers

From the trenches of the First World War to the conflict in Afghanistan, Paper Tom (which moves back-and-forth between the two) asks how far British society has come in its treatment of soldiers when they return home scarred psychologically by battle. Straight-forwardly written, variably acted and using often dubious mime and visual effects, it is, nevertheless, a clear and effective piece of issue-based theatre.

Hill Street Theatre, 226 6522, until 29 Aug (not 24), 12.30pm, £8.50 (£6).

"Paper Tom" by Handheld Arts | Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Paper Tom

  • 3 stars

A WW1 soldier back from the front line faces his hardest battle yet. Almost 100 years later a British soldier returns home from Afghanistan. How much has changed regarding the help veterans receive upon returning to their friends, loved ones and life on 'Civvy Street'? This production looks at the challenges faced when…

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