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Warheads

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 4m

Written by Tarek Skylar and Ross Berkeley Simpson

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee: 2020 Olivier Award for Outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre
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Summary

Upon return from his first tour of Afghanistan, 19-year-old Miles isn’t quite himself. Noises don’t sound the same. People don’t look the same. Pizza doesn’t taste the same.

The harder he tries to act normal, the harder it gets to be normal. And all his loved ones’ attempts to help him just keep making things worse.

The play oscillates between multiple timelines. We get to see glimpses of the child that was Miles Weppler before he signed up for the army, the man he’s become post war, and everything that happened in-between. We get an intimate view into what motivates a young man towards the military, and what motivates him to stay in the military, at any cost.

Through the eyes of his therapist, he’s just a lost boy. Through the eyes of his girlfriend, he’s a stubborn and sometimes scary man. Through the eyes of his best friend, he’s paranoid. And through his not-so-best friend’s eyes, Weppler’s just a dick.

Warheads is a punchy, urban drama based on a true story.

Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes

Media

★★★★ Daily Express "This is a play that demands to be seen"
★★★★ The Stage “Commanding and convincing war drama”

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Tarek Skylar

“Taz” Tarek Yassin Skylar is a writer/actor/producer – son to a Sierra Leonese/Lebanese father and a Yorkshire mother. Raised in the Canary Islands, Tarek came to the UK four years ago after having worked at surfboard manufacturing plants, from the age of fifteen.

Dyslexic, ...

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Ross Berkeley Simpson

Ross directed plays for the BAFTA-winning Television Workshop before setting up his own company First Act Workshops in 2009. He has written and directed many award-winning short films, including 'The Present' (adapted from a script by Manda Rigby) which was described by festi ...

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