Presented in association with The British Army

A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women serving on the front line.

In 2008, British choreographer Rosie Kay joined The 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the National Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. What came of these observations was the award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS.

The show changes perceptions of the soldier in the mind of the general public, allowing soldiers to be seen as humans and individuals, showing the sheer effort and physical work involved, and touching people with a deep understanding and portrayal of the life of a soldier.

5 SOLDIERS has toured in the UK since 2010 earning five star reviews, a nomination for Best Modern Choreography in the UK National Dance Awards and topping the UK’s Best Dance charts in The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent.


Presented in Association with The British Army

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Rosie Kay’s vivid, enthralling, authentic look at life in the military…is not to be missed….so realistic that retired U.S. military men in the audience praised it in a post-show discussion”


“not only keeps us riveted, but helps close the gap of understanding between the armed forces and the general public.”

The Scotsman

“War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate”

The Observer

“a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world that we mostly prefer to ignore.”

The Guardian

“in-depth background researches have grounded her moves and their delivery in the physicality, camaraderie and mental challenges of army life.”

The Herald


Rosie Kay Dance Company creates brave new dance in Birmingham that tours to audiences at home and abroad. We thrill and move a diverse public with relevant, important, political and meaningful dance responding to contemporary society.

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