Tasked with investigating Britain's role in the Iraq War, the evidence presented to the Chilcot Inquiry was devastating and stark. Drawing together testimonies from leading political players with the forgotten voices of Iraqi refugees, veterans and military families against war - this pertinent and bold piece of documentary theatre explores the accountability of those who have power over us.
About the Author
Richard Norton-Taylor is the Guardian's Security Affairs Editor & regularly broadcasts on the BBC. He has edited a number of verbatim plays for The Tricycle Theatre, all published by Oberon Books. The Colour of Justice - the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry (1999) transferred to the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and to the Victoria Palace as well as touring throughout the country and to the National Theatre, it was also televised on BBC 2; Justifying War: Scenes from The Hutton Inquiry (2003) was later televised on BBC 4; Bloody Sunday: Scenes from The Saville Inquiry(2005)subsequently played Belfast, Derry and the Dublin Theatre Festival and has been recorded for BBC Radio 4. His theatre work has received two Time Out Theatre awards and an Olivier award. Matthew Woodhead is the Artistic Director of FYSA theatre, a Sheffield-based independent theatre company set up in March 2013. The proceeds of their shows go toward running theatre workshops locally for students and adults.
"How the Labour government drove itself to invade Iraq in 2003 is laid bare in this sharp distillation of Chilcot inquiry evidence – given added fire by damning testimony from veterans and bereaved parents" —The Guardian ★★★★