ABOUT THE PLAY 

VALIANT chronicles a century of war as seen through the eyes of women from across the globe.  Adapted for the stage by Lanna Joffrey from Sally Hayton-Keeva’s book of interviews Valiant Women in War and Exile, meet thirteen women who have fought in, struggled through, and survived conflict. From victim to perpetrator to peacemaker, this critically acclaimed play takes verbatim interviews to create a compelling portrait of what women do in a time of war, and explores how it has shaped their lives and subsequently our own. Historically, war has spoken in a male voice; in Valiant, women have their say.

 

Previously performed at the New York International Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Valiant was long-listed for the 2015 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, nominated for the New York Innovative Theatre Award, and won the New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence in Performance Award.

 

Adapted for the Stage by Lanna Joffrey

Based on the book ‘Valiant Women in War and Exile’ by Sally Hayton-Keeva

Directed by Alexandra Renzetti
Featuring Díana Bermudez, Gemma Clough, Catherine Fowles, and Lanna Joffrey
Stage Manager: Catriona McHugh

 

Accent Coaches: Joy Lanceta and Nicola Redman

Production Design by Ilya Gerasimenko

Sculpture & Image created by Kevin Kelly

Video Design: Makenzie Whittle

Collectively produced with associate producers Adam Line and Patrizia Stiegler

“Every now and then a piece of theatre comes about that is, quite simply, essential.”

- The New Current

 

“Stark and quietly riveting”

- New York Magazine

“[B]eautifully-pitched performance”

- The Scotsman’s Joyce McMillan

 

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“[A] gripping example of theatre”

- Broadway Baby

 

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“Defiant, horrifying and beautiful”

- Fest Magazine

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“I will be pushed to find a theatre show that tops this.”

- Three Weeks
 

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“You must watch VALIANT.”
- Female Arts

 

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