AN INTERVIEW WITH GADDAFI Opens at Waterloo East Theatre Today
The stage play, An Interview With Gaddafi, opens for a four week run at The Waterloo East Theatre today, Tuesday 3rd June.
This is a dramatisation of real events from the fall of Gadaffi's Libyan regime in 2011, told through the eyes of weary, veteran journalist Bellamy Johan who is sent to the conflict just as his fiery Latin wife throws him out of the family home.
In a series of encounters in Libya as well as Skype calls to his three teenage children back in London, the fictitious John gives us a behind the scenes insight into the inner workings of the mainstream media covering a global conflict of which their viewers know little.
The result is a heartfelt and emotional ride that questions everything we thought we knew about democracy, global finance, political spin and, of course, Colonel Gadaffi. Through a series of film-enhanced visuals and with a talented multi-character cast of four a very dramatic personal experience is achieved but we also emerge from the play with greater powers of political awareness. It's one part drama, one part political message and two parts pure entertainment.
The playwright, Reggie Adams, himself is a political journalist and campaigner. He's the author of Now Utopia, a work on political philosophy and macro-economics, which has become the manifesto for the UK's Humanist Party. Although this is his first play to reach the stage his 70s musical, The Goldmine (an Essex style adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream set in a Boogie Wonderland), is scheduled for production later this year and his opera, Spirit, about a group of people inspired by the works of Maya Angelou is scheduled for early 2015. So we should expect to hear more of him.
The press night for An Interview With Gaddafi will be Thursday 5th of June at 7.30pm at The Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London, SE1 8TN. For all further enquiries please call 07856 249 248.