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Having garnered incredible reviews from performances all over the world, a multi-media performance from Argentinian artist Lola Arias arrives at Newcastle’s Northern Stage from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th March.

The show uses archive footage, live feeds, music and projection. Arias’ work with British and Argentinian veterans Lou Armour, David Jackson, Gabriel Sagastume, Ruben Otero, Sukrim Rai and Marcelo Vallejo enabled the creation of a production which tells their stories, and brings them to life.

Gabriel Sagastume was a soldier who never wanted to shoot a gun, and is now a criminal lawyer. David Jackson spent the war listening and transcribing radio codes, now he listens to other veterans in his role as a counsellor. Marcelo Vallejo was a mortar direction controller, now he is a triathlon champion. Sukrim Rai was a Gurkha and expert with his knife, now he works as a security guard. Ruben Otero survived the sinking of the ARA General Belgrano, now he’s in a Beatles tribute band. Lou Armour was on the front page of every newspaper when the Argentinians took him prisoner on the 2nd April, now he is a teacher for children with learning difficulties.

This piece has really been leaving a lasting impression wherever its been, so catch the Newcastle shows while you can.

Minefield is at Northern Stage from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th March.

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