London's Tricycle Gets Political with Guantanamo Bay, Opening May 24

News   London's Tricycle Gets Political with Guantanamo Bay, Opening May 24 The Tricycle Theatre in London’s Kilburn has carved an enviable reputation for politically charged theatre. Their latest, Guantanamo Bay – ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’ opens May 24.

The show weaves together personal stories, legal opinion and political debate to examine the debates surrounding the detentions in Guantanamo Bay. It asks how much damage is being done to Western democratic values during the "war on terror." Tricycle boss Nicolas Kent directs — he also directed the Tricycle’s last political play, Justifying War, about the Hutton Enquiry — alongside Sacha Wares. Miriam Buether designs, with lighting design by Johanna Town. The cast includes David Annen, Paul Bhattacharjee, Daniel Cerqueira, Jan Chappell, William Hoyland, Tariq Jordan, Aaron Neil, Alan Parnaby, Patrick Robinson, Theo Fraser Steele and Badi Uzzaman.

As well as Hutton, the Tricycle’s previous political shows dealt with subjects such as the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry and the Scott "Arms to Iraq" enquiry. And, as with those plays the script, compiled by Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo, is taken from spoken testimonies.

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