As Barack Obama prepares to leave office, this world-premiere double bill at Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 2nd November to Saturday 26th November probes behind the scenes of America’s controversial drone wars and asks what they will mean for our future. Press night is Monday 7th November at 7.30pm.
In This Tuesday, a CIA director learns her daughter has been injured in a car crash, a White House security adviser is sleeping with an intern, a Pentagon General is working out in the gym. It’s 5am. In an hour, they have a vital decision to make.
In The Kid, it’s Wednesday. A missile hits a wedding in Pakistan. 7000 miles away, two drone operators begin their celebration. Pushing the button was the start. If only it was the end…
Nicolas Kent, former Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, directs This Tuesday by Emmy winner and Olivier nominee Ron Hutchinson (Moonlight and Magnolias, Rat in the Skull) and Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent Christina Lamb (Nujeen, I Am Malala, Farewell Kabul).
Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen directs The Kid by multi award-winning playwright David Greig (The Events, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Cast: Anne Adams, Joseph Balderrama, Sam Dale, Raj Ghatak, Tom McKay and Rose Reynolds
Directors: Nicolas Kent and Mehmet Ergen
Design: Lucy Sierra
Lighting and Video Design:
Sound Designer: Neil McKeown
Casting: Marilyn Johnson
Costume Supervisor: Hanne Talbot
Raj Ghatak recently returned to EastEnders as Dr Vikram Suresh. He recently filmed Taboo with Tom Hardy. He played Grayson in the BAFTA winning Dead Set (E4/Channel 4). He was nominated Best Actor and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for Bombay Dreams.
Arcola Theatre in association with Nick of Time Productions and Jemima Khan present
Drones, Baby, Drones
24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Book tickets online
Wednesday 2 November – Saturday 26 November
Press night: Monday 7 November at 7.30pm
Monday – Saturday evenings at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee at 3.00pm