Falkland Sound © RSC
Falkland Sounds, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon 5 August to 16 September 2023. Written by Brad Birch.
April 1982. The Falkland Islands are invaded by Argentine forces. The shockwaves reverberate around the world. For some, it’s overdue: seen in the gradual sweep to decolonise the world it is thought of as an inevitable next step. For others, the act strikes at the very heart of British identity.
Falkland Sound tells the incredible story of a small community plunged into the middle of an international crisis. About half the size of Wales, populated by fewer than two thousand people, with conditions so hostile that trees struggle to grow, everyday life on these strange and beguiling islands is changed forever as two powerful nations fight for the right to claim sovereignty.
Rehearsals for Falkland Sound. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC
Brad Birch’s lyrical new play turns modern history into a theatrical epic, depicting a community and way of life turned upside down. Directed by Aaron Parsons, Falkland Sound is a play about empire, community, and what it means to live in someone else’s metaphor.
Members of the cast; AnyebeGodwin, Joane Howarth, Lauren Patel, Eduardo Arcelus, Alvaro Flores, Avita Jay, Sarah Moyle, Joe Usher, Simon Rivers, Tom Milligan, Oliver Hembrough, Sandy Foster.
Rehearsal shot Falkland Sound. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC
The RSC also offer Post Show Talks, where members of the audience can stay on after the performance has ended to listen to a Post Show. These are on selected dates, and are included in the ticket price. They also run Pre-Show onstage events providing talks with members of each show’s productive team. It’s a chance to hear the director or writer in conversation revealing some of the influences and decisions that have gone into the production providing a fascinating insight onto the creative process.
Discover more about the play and book tickets: https://www.rsc.org.uk/falkland-sound