A compelling and timely new drama by Nichola McAuliffe, directed by Patrick Sandford. Recorded at Pleasance Dome during Edinburgh’s Fringe 2018.
25 years after the murder of the Romanovs and 25 years before the murder of Martin Luther King, a group meet in an English birch wood. Actor Ernest Thesiger, Queen Mary and her chauffeur Walcott commemorate the death of the Russian royal family. Into their midst comes Waverley Monk, a young black GI whose experience of segregation has him ready to wreak revenge on a whites-only barracks. As the group battle with notions of persecution and bravery, it’s clear that violent revolutions must have unforeseen consequences. Oppression, suppression, prejudice, revolution, indifference. What's changed? A new play by Nichola McAuliffe.
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