Shell Shock
75

Shell Shock NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the Show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This new drama explores an ex-soldier’s struggle to adjust to civilian life following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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90
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Heartbreaking, Insightful

See it if British army vet's life falls apart due to escalating PTSD. Deep character development. Had me in tears by the end.

Don't see it if You are not interested in PTSD. You do not want to feel attached to a strong but wounded person.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a multi-layered look at a soldier dealing w/PTSD. You want powerful acting & an unique view of soldiers.

Don't see it if You don't want intense drama. You're uncomfortable w/depictions of war & PTSD.

Critic Reviews (2)

FringeGuru
August 26th, 2017
For a previous production

"It's often said that actors deliver a 'stunning performance,' but in this case it's literally true: the intensity of Tom Page's portrayal is a shock for the senses, though to director Tim Marriott's credit it never feels out-of-control or overdone...'Shell Shock' isn't quite meant for me; it's an invitation into a world I can never fully understand...But thanks to Marriott's clever adaptation and Page's commanding performance, this stage version is vivid and compassionate."
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Fringe Review (UK)
August 18th, 2017
For a previous production

"This is a superior performance piece that is built slowly and, though it may be predictable, the way you are engaged throughout draws you into the piece...The direction has an assured quality which allows you to feel that this has authenticity and the desire to both educate and entertain...The performance is simply astonishing and astounding and led me to pick up a dictionary to look under superlatives."
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