Guantanamo Baywatch to Complete Dubya Trilogy at London’s New Players Theatre

News   Guantanamo Baywatch to Complete Dubya Trilogy at London’s New Players Theatre Despite mixed reviews, The Madness of George Dubya — Justin Butcher’s satirical take on the war in Iraq, which was updated daily to incorporate changing events — was a commercial hit when it ran at London’s Arts Theatre in April 2003. Butcher was encouraged, and he wrote a follow up, A Weapons Inspector Calls.

Now he’s to present both plays, along with a third called Guantanamo Baywatch at the New Players Theatre. He’s grouped the trio under the title of The Dubya Trilogy. The new play blends fantasy and nightmare to depict a Guantanamo Bay of sun, sea and abuse. It follows the West End (and later Broadway) transfer earlier in 2004 of the Tricycle Theatre’s Guantanamo, which examined the Guantanamo Bay detentions from the testimonies of some of those involved. Other London shows to cover the Iraq War and its aftermath have included Tim Robbins’ Embedded and David Hare’s much-praised Stuff Happens at the National Theatre.

The Dubya Trilogy will play in repertory, and will all feature the same 14-strong company. It opens Oct. 19, and runs to Nov. 20.

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