Happy birthday Crookshank, how ‘bout a cup of SUCK IT THE F**K UP!?’
With over 4 million views on Channel 4 News online and fresh from a critically acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, multi-award nominated Whiskey Tango Foxtrot embarks on it’s first national tour.
Based on the true story of ex-Airwoman Crookshank’s time serving in the Royal Air Force protecting the UK Air Defence Region, charting her journey from basic training to the Falkland Islands. She celebrates friendship, awakens her creativity, and uncovers the dark truths about sexual harassment and bullying in the armed forces. A heart-warming tale of courage and survival. Per ardua ad astra - Through adversity to the stars...
Nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Actress and Best Director in the 2015 Broadway World Awards
‘A considerable talent to watch’
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot highlights the challenges women face in being defined by their gender and celebrates the wonderful women who forged a path for others. When Crookshank left the RAF she knew it was time to pursue her dream of doing something creative. She says, "Exploring our identity is a life-long challenge. Reinventing yourself and finding a voice in such a disciplined environment as the military is unique – it has inspired me to create some art which I think makes for an interesting story."
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has been supported by Arts Council England, RAFTA, the RBL Women’s Section and the Stage One new producers Bursary scheme.
Warning: Contains weapons, strong language and penguins.