Life in the military is harsh. So is the language in this documentary.Cassidy Little
has a lot of people to thank for his new life in the theatre. Among them, he says, the Taliban, for blowing off his leg.
The 32-year-old lance corporal always knew he was born to be on stage. Growing up in St. John's, he trained, performed, he wanted to do it all. But when an injury cut short a promising dance career, he had to re-invent himself - as a soldier in the British Royal Marines.
Then, an improvised explosive device nearly killed him in Afghanistan. His right leg was amputated below the knee. That terrible injury ended up bringing Cassidy Little
back to his first love: the stage.
A British theatre producer cast him in the lead of an experimental play. It would star injured soldiers and it would be inspired by their own experiences.
The play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F.,
has already played to packed houses across England, with rave reviews. Now it's coming to Canada, to the famed Princess of Wales Theatre
.Our documentary, The Two Worlds of Cassidy L. was produced by John Chipman. The play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F., will have its Canadian premiere on February 25th in Toronto.