The civic reception for the cast of Unspoken was hosted by the Lord Provost in his chambers. He is also the Veterans’ Champion

Earlier this evening we met the cast of injured and sick former service men and women who will be on stage at Pleasance Beyond from tomorrow with a premiere of Unspoken, a play based on the stories of 100 veterans.

The Rt Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Frank Ross with Alice Driver of The Drive Project Team and local businessman Peter de Vink who facilitated the reception.

These are people who have experienced life in the extreme, some of it written on their faces, and others with injury only too apparent for anyone to see. But they are a very cheery bunch and were extremely happy that the Lord Provost, Frank Ross had asked them round to the City Chambers.

The Rt Hon Lord Provost Frank Ross with Mark Bibby, CEO of PoppyScotland
Micky Goble of Bravo 22 Company
Ken Bellringer plays the sit down stand up comedian in the play.
Luke Delahunty a former RAF serviceman is back at the Fringe with Bravo 22 Company. He took part in the Tattoo in 1991 as a member of the Queen’s Colour Squadron.
Peter de Vink with Larraine Smith an armed forces wife, and a member of the Military Wives Choir

The play, written by Gary Kitching and presented by the Bravo 22 Company military arts based recovery programme, is a moving and funny exploration of life in the aftermath of trauma and injury.

Unspoken is set in a club where a disparate regiment of soldiers, sailors and airmen have gathered to chat, drink and watch live entertainment.

Tickets here.