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Leaving Vietnam

9 Jun 2022



Vietnam veteran Jimmy vows to ‘Make America Great Again’. A gripping new solo performance by the playwright of Dancing through the Shadows and Dark Winter.

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. But after the war, Jimmy returns to a country more humiliated than grateful and feels abandoned by those he served. Years later, he is persuaded by the ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign, but a chance visit by the son of a fallen comrade forces him to doubt his convictions. A gripping new solo play by the award-winning playwright of Hull Truck audience favourites, Dancing through the Shadows and Dark Winter.