On the Record

(20 July – 13 August 2011)

Arcola Theatre
Written by Christine Bacon and Noah Birksted-Breen
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Designer Chloe Lamford
Cast: Nathalie Armin, Paul Bhattacharjee, Michelle Bonnard, Kika Markham, Selva Rasalingam and Trevor White.

Combining searing verbatim testimony with dramatic reconstruction, On the Record circumnavigates the globe to explore true stories of six independent journalists, all linked by their determination to shed light on the truth.

Watch a short film about the production on Youtube and find more production shots on our Facebook page.

****SUNDAY TIMES critic’s choice

****EVENING STANDARD critic’s choice 

**** ‘With a mixture of pathos, brusque levity, and piercing drama, it rattles and shakes the audience into the centre of events …the effects are profound.’ EXEUNT

****‘gripping theatre, in a production by Michael Longhurst that is at once succinct, shocking and wryly funny … Throughout, the acting is riveting, unflashy and full of conviction, while the stories the play tells are truly humbling.’ THE TIMES

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