Brilliant playscript ... mind-blowing acting from a cast of four. Special credit to both David Rintoul and Nichola McAuliffe (who also wrote the play). Gripping real-life story.
Highly highly highly recommended.
Unfortunately, this closes tomorrow so if you want to see it you need to go tomorrow!
Cut and pasted from the Arts Theatre website:
A British Subject
Written by Nichola McAuliffe
Directed by Hannah Eidinow
Produced by Mig Kimpton
Cast includes Nichola McAuliffe, Kulvinder Ghir, Shiv Grewal and David Rintoul.
Arriving in London after a hugely successful run in New York and the Edinburgh Festival, A British Subject is an extraordinary true-life tale of international politics and the media colliding with justice, civil liberties and ultimately, faith.
At the age of 18, Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British Subject, arrived in Pakistan. 24 hours later a taxi driver was dead and Tahir was tried for his murder. Condemned to hang in the Criminal Court, he spent 18 years on Death Row. Don Mackay of the Daily Mirror was the only journalist to visit him in that time.
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