Pink Mist

Pink Mist

by  Owen Sheers

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f

Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young friends from Bristol who join the army and are deployed to the post 9/11 conflict in Afghanistan.
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Biography, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Within a short space of time all three return to the women in their lives – a wife, a mother, a girlfriend – all of whom must now share the psychological and physical aftershocks of their service.

Drawing upon interviews with soldiers and their families, Pink Mist illuminates the timeless human cost of war and it's all too often devastating effect upon the young lives pulled into its orbit.

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"A remarkable experience...This ground-breaking piece of theatre is not one to be missed." - The Fix Magazine, Read More 

"...lightly rhymed and richly phrased...Here is a play that deserves a future life." - The Observer, Read More 

"Heartbreaking...Sheers' verse develops its own rhythm." - The Guardian, Read More


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Love, Marriage, Memory, War


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Locations around Bristol and Afghanistan.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


3m, 3f
ARTHUR – 20/21 years old.
TAFF – 20/21 years old. Originally Welsh, moved to Bristol as a child.
HADS –20/21 years old.
GWEN – 20/21 years old. Arthur’s girlfriend.
LISA – 20/21 years old. Taff’s wife.
SARAH – Early 40‘s. Hads’ mother
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Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers is an author, poet and playwright. He has published two poetry collections, The Blue Book and Skirrid Hill which won a Somerset Maugham Award. His debut prose work The Dust Diaries, a non-fiction narrative set in Zimbabwe won the Welsh Book of the Year 2005. His first novel, Resistance has been translated ...

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Pink Mist premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in the United Kingdom in July 2015 under the direction of John Retallack and George Mann.

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