Days of Significance

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  • 2pm, 7.30pm
Days of Significance artwork - three soldiers in silhouette against sunrise
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About this event:

Drama | Milton Court
Event type:
Booking required | In-person
£15 (£8 concessions) + booking fee
Milton Court Studio Theatre

Event information

Days of Significance

by Roy Williams

Set in 2003, after the invasion of Iraq, Days of Significance follows the complex love lives and mortal fears of young soldiers departing their English market-towns for the deserts of the Middle East

With questions around morality at its heart, this thought-provoking play examines the cost of sending naïve young people to war, and the catastrophic reverberations for the West’s moral authority.

Monique Touko directs Roy Williams’ acclaimed work 20 years on from the start of the Iraq War.

"Days of Significance is a frankly terrifying and utterly compelling examination of the morality of sending young men to fight a war when they are ill-equipped to do so in every way" The Guardian

Content Warning: Please note, this play depicts events of conflict in the Middle East. The​​​​ production contains adult content including racist, misogynistic and homophobic language, the use of racial slurs, graphic violence including blood and vomiting, sexual harassment and assault, nudity and indecent exposure, implied domestic abuse and depiction of suicide. 

These performances also include the use of blood, imitation guns and knives, flashing & flickering lights, blackouts, gunshots and other loud noises, as well as haze.  Please talk to a member of the Front of House team if you have any questions.

Running time: 2 hours, no interval.


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Venue information

Milton Court, based across the road from our Silk Street building, provides the School with world-class performance and training spaces, including a state of the art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms.

Milton Court, 1 Milton Street, London, EC2Y 9BH