The Trust's Patron

Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO
Former Chief of Defence Staff

Boots at the Door - "Thank you DDMT" and Review

Boots at the Door, the theatre production in Plymouth, involving WIS veterans and families, to which DDMT donated over £3,000, has performed to critical acclaim.  Read all about it here!  We have been promised further feedback on the benefits to the veterans in early 2016 but until then here is a message recently received by Distribution Committee's Emily Brooke from Faith Collingwood, Community Projects Producer at the Theatre Royal Plymouth:

"I’d like to also thank you for the support of DDMT which has made the project possible and helped many Company members. It has certainly been successful, and a huge eye opener in terms of understanding of the military community."

"The BOOTS AT THE DOOR Production week went very well – thank you. It was an exciting yet challenging week – it is always a major transition, technically and performance wise, from the rehearsal room to stage (and particularly a scale of this size)! The Company worked really hard and despite the swift turnaround pulled off a super production. I feel confident in saying that those involved felt a real sense of ownership over the production and the stories told through it. The project has a had really positive impact upon those involved and for many the week was very emotional."

"The show was also very well received – met with a spontaneous standing ovation from entire audience every night. Many in the audience were moved by the stories, particularly those that involved issues surrounding PTSD."


We would love to hear from you if you know of any soldier (whether current or past), family member or any project that might benefit from our help.