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www.heroinetheplay.com WORLD PREMIERE

Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis, and her 10 years in the US Army. A survivor of military sexual trauma, hers is a human story exploring healing, forgiveness and what speaking your truth really means - with grit, lyricism and necessary black humour.

On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, SGT Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible?

This is a pared down solo performance of a powerful script, with strong language and graphic violent sexual content.

"Hilarious and chilling by turns..Heroine tells a compelling story whilst digging deep into subjects so raw they are taboo. Go and see it. What appears, on the surface, to be the furthest from what you would want as the basis for an evening’s entertainment, turns out to be fascinating and gloriously entertaining – even as it bites hard."

- Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre ****

"An impressive performance....Heroine is a compelling story of resilience and survival, told by Wells in her own script with tremendous assurance and vivid attention to detail..a tough, impassioned show."

- Mark Fisher, The Scotsman ****

"Wells entirely embodies her protagonist whether in harrowing episodes of attack... or throughout her progression through rage, helplessness and redemption. At no point does she shy away from any aspect of Danna's story, including the pitch dark humour of a survivor. Her mesmerising performance combines flawlessly with carefully considered staging and lighting...and Wells cleverly, painstakingly depicts the sheer, exhausting labour of healing. A real miracle...the effects of a play like Heroine will far outlast anything that a mere soundbite could hope to convey. A play that impacts its audience whilst dramatising sensitive subject matter with the utmost respect.
​Powerful, visceral theatre that is not easily forgotten."

- Mark David Jacobs, The Fountain

"Heroine was written from a sense of outrage, specifically for Danna Davis, but also for you, for me and for those who experience sexual assault and retaliation in the UK armed forces or the US military. I want to put this story into the world like a compassion grenade - but God save us from actors who try to be Noble. It’s a story we all need to hear that uses the literal, artistic and metaphorical power of the human voice to ensure that silence is no longer an accomplice. My bones said, write.”

- Mary Jane Wells, BBC Radio Interview




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