Bravo 22 Company

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.

It was created by Alice Driver in 2011, using theatre as a vehicle for recovery, produced with the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, The Royal British Legion and Ministry of Defence. The production brought together 30 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel to write, produce and perform their own play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F, to a West End stage with the help of writer Owen Sheers and director by Stephen Rayne.

Today, Bravo 22 Company runs creative projects all across the UK. 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, whilst improving confidence, self-awareness and motivation to support an individual’s recovery and the transition into civilian life.

What has it achieved?

Bravo 22 Company has delivered projects across the UK using theatre and art since 2011. To date, the programme has worked with over 350 WIS, veterans and their families using the arts to support their recovery. Its work has been seen by over 40,000 audience members across the country.

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