""It is the cool, calm objectivity of this documentary drama that makes it so powerful and shocking - The British theatre - indeed, every Briton - should be proud of this play." - Sunday Times "shocking and often deeply moving" - Daily Telegraph This is politically motivated theatre of a serious, noble sort. I left the theatre in a blaze of anger, shame and sadness." - Evening Standard "
About the Author
Victoria Brittain, currently a Research Associate at the London School of Economics, has lives and worked as a journalist in Washington, Saigon, Algiers, Nairobi, and London. She worked at 'The Guardian' for 20 years, most recently as Associate Foreign Editor. Gillian Slovo is an author, journalist, playwright and the President of English Pen. Gillian has written 12 novels including Black Orchids and Red Dust, which won the RFI Temoin du Monde prize in France and was made into a film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Her novel Ice Road was shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction and her family memoir, Every Secret Thing, was an international bestseller. Her play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom , co-written for the Tricycle Theatre, has played in theatres around the world including New York and Washington DC. Her edited interviews with women politicians was put on as part of the Tricycle's 2010 Women Power and Politics Season. In 2009 she won an amnesty media award for her article on children in detention. She is a reviewer, opinion writer and in 2008 wrote a column for the South African newspaper, The Star.