‘Unflinching’ and ‘gripping’ Action Man returns to Manchester in timely Remembrance Day reminder

Plaster Cast Theatre make their return with their commendable play ‘Action Man’ back in Manchester next month.

After its success at the Edinburgh Fringe, and in honour of Remembrance Day, the cast of Plaster Cast are putting on a three-night display of their production at 53two from November 10-12.

The production follows the life of Corporal Liam Drury, a homeless veteran who battles with PTSD and who struggles to deal with mental health care cuts.

Having operated within the British Army for eight years, Corporal Drury returns home.

Unfortunately, he is confronted with inescapable flashbacks of the time he served, which leave his state of mental health at an all-time low. The play is said to “confront the results of austerity in contemporary Britain on those who have undertaken military service.”

On top of this, Colonel Drury is faced with a diagnosis of PTSD and is left by a former partner due to his unresponsive nature since returning from the army. After a series of unfortunate events, he is left with no choice but to take to the streets alone.

Themes of homelessness and the struggles of finding support for post-war troops is brought to surface here.

The Scotsman applauded the production as “unflinching”, and The List stating its “gripping” nature as Action Man deals with the delicate topic at hand and issues an honest portrayal of “a man left behind”.

Plaster Cast is made up of young enthusiasts, between the ages of 18-21, who take to the stage to address prevalent political issues to raise awareness and provoke discussion and hopefully future action.

For more information on Action Man please visit the following website:  https://www.facebook.com/PlasterCastTheatre/

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