‘Captivating and deserves to be seen.’ ★★★★★ Whatsonstage
‘Samuel Edward-Cook is… a revelation.’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘Gripping.’ ★★★★ Guardian
Glory Dazed is a searing, darkly funny and fast-paced drama. Confronting the dark side of returning soldiers from conflict, it unflinchingly explores the affect it has on the soldier and the people around him.
Dangerous, comic and touching – Samuel Edward Cook creates a nuanced and extremely believable portrayal of a person teetering on the brink.
I’ve seen people whose whole lives are about tryin’ to put food in their gobs and tryin’ not to get blown up… How d’yer go from that to watchin’ X Factor with a plate of Chinese on yer knee?
Ray’s been fucked up since Afghanistan but tonight at the pub, he’s going to win his ex-wife back. A darkly comic and acerbic look at the impact of war upon returning soldiers, developed with ex-servicemen prisoners at HMP & YOI Doncaster.
Glory Dazed is produced by Second Shot Productions, a theatre and film company based within the walls of HMP & YOI Doncaster.
‘A play that needs to be seen, that demands our attention. It is, quite simply, an outstanding piece of theatre.’ ★★★★★ OneStopArts
‘Stunningly intense and brilliantly paced.’ Londonist
‘So beautifully-judged and gripping a piece that I got completely swept away, so caught up that I forgot to take any notes at all… a near-faultless play.‘ ★★★★★ Exeunt
‘Simply astonishing… essential theatre.’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Samuel Edward-Cook turns in a fearsome acting performance that may not be matched on the Fringe this year.’ ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
‘Devastatingly realistic and sharply observant.’ ★★★★★ Public Reviews
‘Blazing lead performances from Samuel Edward-Cook and Chloe Massey.’ ★★★★ Scotsman
‘Cat Jones’s script is taut, funny and well-researched.” ★★★★ Fest
‘This is a searing study of how difficult suburban life after a tour of duty can be.’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News