The Sweethearts are a manufactured girl band, rarely off the
front page of the tabloids. In need of some positive publicity, they travel to
Afghanistan to do a special gig for the troops at Camp Bastion before the base is handed over to Afghan
officials. A group of battle weary soldiers, chosen to protect these three beautiful
celebrities, eagerly await their arrival. But when there’s an attack on the
base, The Sweethearts and the soldiers are thrown together and forced to wait
it out in very close quarters...
Sarah Page’s The Sweethearts is a play about the people we
choose to make into our heroes and how we tear them back down.