World Première

‘Round my way, the boys would drive to the top of the car park - they'd drive to the edge full speed. I wanted to get involved. They said oh aye Sarah, no bother - if you sit on Gerro's knee, he'll hold you nice and tight. Well, I thought to myself, that sounds like a full breach of health and safety regulations.

So I joined the army.

I drive the car now lads. And get paid to do it.’

Kate Bowen's taut thriller about the first generation of British women in close combat roles looks at gender politics in the world's most dangerous workplace.

Running time: TBC

A Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint Co-Production

  • Kate Bowen Writer
  • Kate Wasserberg Director
  • Sarah Jane Shiels Lighting Designer
  • Dyfan Jones Sound Designer
  • Sooki McShane CDG and Lucy Jenkins CDG Casting Director

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  • Thu 1 Nov 2:15pm Book
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  • Tue 6 Nov 7:45pm Book

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 7 September at 5.00pm


  • Wed 31 Oct 7:45pm Book

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