Theatre503 presents This Much is True A new play by Oscar nominee Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck
Direction by Tim Roseman, Design by Paul Wills, Lighting by Richard Howell, Original Music by Daniel Pemberton
27th October - 21st November
Press Night - Friday 30th October at 7.45pm
On 22 June 2005 members of the Metropolitan Police shot Jean Charles de Menezes dead at Stockwell Underground Station. Four years later, it remains a defining moment in how Britain battles terror.
Creating the widest possible picture of how an horrific individual incident became a pivotal national event, THIS MUCH IS TRUE interweaves contemporary media footage with previously unheard testimonies from Jean Charles de Menezes's family and friends, senior Police Officers from the case, 'Justice for Jean' campaigners, the legal teams, whistle-blowers and eye-witnesses. Many of these people are speaking publicly for the first time.
THIS MUCH IS TRUE is a passionate, shocking and theatrical exploration of how personal tragedy can affect a whole society, and asks the most difficult question of all: Where do we go from here?
Paul Unwin is a writer, director and film-maker. He was artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic and has worked at the Royal Court, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Exchange, Manchester, and the Gate Theatre, Dublin. For Television, he co-created the BBC series Casualty and Holby City. His short film Syrup was nominated for an Oscar and won the Prix de Jury at Cannes. His recent film Elijah won five Leos.
Sarah Beck is an American playwright. Her radio play Sudbury Town has recently been broadcast as part of Theatre503's Urban Scrawl series.
Tim Roseman is joint artistic director of Theatre503, where his work includes The Final Shot and Natural Selection. Other directing credits include Overspill. (Soho Theatre), The Arab-Israeli Cookbook (Gate/Tricycle).
Paul Wills's design credits include The Man Who Had All The Luck (Donmar) and Pornography (Traverse/Tricycle)
Daniel Pemberton composes extensively for film and television, where his credits include Peep Show.
Tickets: £13/ £8 conc. (Tuesday 'pay what you can')
Dates: Tuesday 27th October to Saturday 21st November 2009
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 7.45pm, Sunday 5pm.
Box Office: 020 7978 7040
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503 Battersea Park Road
London SW11 3BW
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square then bus 319 or South Kensington then bus 49 or 345
Nearest Rail: Clapham Junction (from Victoria or Waterloo) then 10min walk or bus 49, 319, 344, 345