and October, I’m developing a new play with the Royal Exchange,
Manchester. Thanks to the good offices of Sarah Frankcom (who many years
ago directed Showstopper),
the Exchange are paying for a week of research, some writing time, and
then a workshop week with actors, which will culminate in a public
showing of a rough staging of the draft play at lunchtime on 21 October.
I’m working on it with Lucy Kerbel, who directed Manchester last year, and we’re developing it together.
The play will be a two-hander, dealing with a soldier offering to blow the whistle on war crimes committed in a foreign war. As his testimony unfolds, the story gets more complicated and unnerving. It’s a play about what is right and what is wrong, personally and globally.