Shell Shock

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Comedy
United Kingdom

"There's nothing wrong with me; it's the others!"

After a long service career, 'Tommy' attempts to fit in to civvy life but as the world conspires against him, nothing is safe from his increasing outrage - Post Office queues to Ikea, computer games and smart-phone zombies, all feel the force of Tommy's frustration as the walls close in and crash around him.

A stand up roller-coaster ride through anxiety performed by comedy veteran Tim Marriott (BBCTV's The Brittas Empire)

★★★★★  "Compelling, confronting and most importantly, honest" Radio Adelaide.
★★★★  "Fabulously witty" Clothesline.
★★★★  "Comic and convincing" InDaily.
★★★★ "Excellent, funny, and an entertaining theatre experience as well." The Advertiser.

'Fringe Encore Winner' to New York.
Sunday Mail 'Best Male Solo Show' 2018.

Presented by: Tim Marriott & Smokescreen Productions

SMOKESCREEN PRODUCTIONS create impact theatre, working with international charities to bring contemporary issues to life in cinematic style. Founded by Tim Marriott, the company aims to connect past and present, supporting dynamic theatrical performance with multimedia techniques, presenting 'Shell Shock' and 'Mengele' at this year's Fringe.

'Shell Shock' returns to Adelaide for just two performances after a successful season in ADLFringe18 led to a long tour of Australia promoting the Invictus Games in Sydney. 'Mengele' was a sell-out at The Bakehouse at Adelaide Fringe 2018, followed by further award winning sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 and 2019.

This is Smokescreen's third Adelaide season, previous shows include and 'Judas' and 'All Change' last year.

Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts

  • Emotional, compelling, confronting, thought-provoking and most importantly – honest. Respectful, delicate and real. - Morgan Burley, Radio Adelaide

  • Tim Marriott majestically drives the audience on a visionary trip to the painful world of an ex soldier affected by PTS. Exemplary. - Riccardo Barone, Kryztoff RAW