Desert

Mon 21st – Wed 23rd Apr 2014

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“If you had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for 8+ months, what would you do?”

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The MolinoGroup

SUMMARY

If you had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for 8+ months, what would you do?

In 2010 Pfc Bradley Manning, a US Army intelligence analyst, leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks. In 2013, he was sentenced to 35 years in jail for this crime. In 2013, Bradley Manning became Chelsea Manning.

How did this 26 year old super-intelligent, awkwardly effeminate soldier become the centrepiece in the war between Wikileaks and the US Government? And what now for Manning?

Desert explores the extraordinary true story of this little-known but hugely significant figure, blending real-life transcripts with imagined events. Responding to events as they happen, the MolinoGroup’s "excellent new play" (Exeunt) captures the force of this compelling, contemporary narrative.

Admission: £5

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