'hilarious and chilling, fascinating and gloriously entertaining – even as it bites hard'
Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre
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Heroine, a solo show by Mary Jane Wells, is the true story of Danna Davis.

It takes grit to be the only woman in the entire platoon.
It takes courage to lead your squad into combat, when your assailant is within.
But it takes heroism to finally talk about it.

Danna Davis served for 10 years in the US armed forces as a Drill Sergeant, a Staff Sergeant and a Squad Leader. Her multiple deployments included helping Rwanda after the genocide and to tear down the Berlin wall. She was awarded many medals during her service, including two Purple Hearts. She was the only woman in her entire company and is also a survivor of military sexual trauma. When she led a secret mission into the Middle East, she and her assailant were two of the few survivors. Heroine is a human story about one female soldier's experiences, and what healing and forgiveness really mean - told with grit, lyricism and necessary black humour.


This play contains loud noises, graphic language and depictions of sexual violence which may be triggering for assault survivors. There will also be strobe lighting.

The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Writer and Performer Mary Jane Wells, Director Susan Worsfold, Director and Solicitor at the Centre for Military Justice UK Emma Norton and Chaired by Co-Convener of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Anne MacDonald.

Age Guidance: 16+

Approx running time: 70 minutes (no interval)

£12; concessions £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 26s £5

Other Info

Heroine Trailer from mary jane wells on Vimeo.