An arresting and angry look at conflict and its effect on soldiers returning home - to a world they no longer know how to cope with, and a society that doesn't know how to cope with them. Carl doesn't fit in at home. He doesn't fit in anywhere. When he signs up for the Army, he sees it as a way out of his life in Blackpool. But the Army takes him to Afghanistan. And when he comes home, it's not as a war hero but as a changed man. Britannia Rules The Waves won a Judges' Award in the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. It premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in May 2014.