Bravo 22 Company
Some of our Bravo 22 Company members in a performance workshop with The Drive Project ambassador, Ray Winstone.
What is Bravo 22 Company?
Bravo 22 Company, a recovery through the arts programme, is made possible by The Royal British Legion and The Drive Project.
Bravo 22 Company was created by Alice Driver, using theatre as a vehicle for recovery produced with the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, The Royal British Legion and Ministry of Defence in 2011. It brought together 30 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel to write, produce and perform their own play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F written by Owen Sheers and directed by Stephen Rayne on a West End stage.
Today, Bravo 22 Company runs creative projects all across the U.K. For more information on the year’s projects and how you can get involved, please visit their Facebook page.
Who does it benefit?
The programme aims to give Service people and veterans new skills and experiences while improving confidence, self-awareness and motivation to support an individual’s recovery and the transition into civilian life.
What has it achieved?
Since its creation in 2011 Bravo 22 Company has delivered projects across the U.K. using theatre and has recently extended its programming to include art. The programme has worked with over 350 WIS, veterans and their families using the arts to support their recovery and its work has been seen by over 40,000 audience members.
Bravo 22 Company has been consistently independently evaluated as being excellent by its participants and should be used as an exemplary model of recovery-based arts projects.
“Bravo 22 Company made me so welcome and you become part of the family right off the bat and it made me want to get out of the house. It doesn’t take much for me to stay in and not go out and meet anyone. It’s the best decision I have ever made in a long, long time.”
Bravo 22 Company member
Some of the cast of Bravo 22 Company’ in rehearsal for their theatre production “Unspoken”
Bravo 22 Company members take part in a head sculpture workshop tackling issues of mental health and wellbeing