Nicolas Kent directs the world premiere of Tactical Questioning: Scenes from the Baha Mousa Inquiry, edited by Richard Norton-Taylor. The production, which examines the British Army's handling of detainees in Iraq and the death of Baha Mousa in 2003, will run at the Tricycle Theatre from 2 June until 2 July, with press night on 6 June 2011. Designs are by Polly Sullivan, with lighting by Charlie Hayday and sound and projections by Ed Borgnis.
On 14 September 2003, at the Haitham Hotel in Basra, Iraq, Baha Mousa and nine others were arrested by the British Army as suspected insurgents. Two days later Baha Mousa was dead. A post-mortem examination revealed that he had suffered from asphyxiation and had received at least 93 injuries to his body whilst in the Army's custody. In 2008 the Secretary of State for Defence announced a public inquiry into Baha Mousa's death and the treatment of those detained with him.
The cast is Dean Ashton (Payne), Christopher Fox (Rodgers), Luke Harris (Cooper), David Michaels (Mercer), Alan Parnaby (Sir William Gage), Simon Rouse (Ingram), Mark Stobbart (Redfearn), Rick Warden (Major Peebles) and Thomas Wheatley (Elias).
ADDRESS Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Dates: 02 June - 02 July 2011
Press night: 06 June 2011 at 7pm
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 8pm, Saturday mats at 4pm
Midweek mats 15 June, 22 June, 29 June at 2pm
Post-Performance Discussions Monday 6 June and every Thursday thereafter
Phone 020 7328 1000
In person 10am - 9pm Monday - Saturday, 2 - 9pm on Sundays
Tickets: £12 Mon 8pm and midweek mats at 2pm
£18 Tues - Fri 8pm & Sat mats at 4pm
£22 Saturdays at 8pm
Early Bird Tickets - £10
Limited number available for performances on 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 June
Photo Credit: Alex Brenner
Alan Parnaby (Sir William Gage) and Rick Warden (Major Peebles)
Simon Rouse (Ingram), Nicolas Kent (Director) and Luke Harris (Cooper)
Thomas Wheatley (Elias)