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Tactical Questioning: Scenes From The Baha Mousa Inquiry

Opens: 02/06/2011 Closes: 02/07/2011 Tricycle Theatre, London.
On 14 September 2003, Baha Mousa and nine other suspected insurgents were arrested by the British army in Iraq. The ninth installment in the Tricycle Theatre's Tribunal Plays series draws on scenes from last year's public inquiry into how and why, two days later, Mausa died. Directed by Nicolas Kent. For more information visit: http://www.tricycle.co.uk/current-programme-pages/theatre/theatre-programme-main/tact… Buy: http://www.tricycle.co.uk/current-programme-pages/theatre/theatre-programme-main/tact…
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Evening Standard“100 minutes of chilling yet compelling drama...” Director Nicolas Kent sensibly keeps bells and whistles far from his strikingly simple production. The words, in every possible way, speak for themselves...
 
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Time Out“A parade of uncharismatic soldiers...” It feels at moments like watching a particularly genteel Premiership press conference, Norton-Taylor does painstakingly build up the picture of a confused, underprepared military...
 
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The Stage“Rather than a play, Tactical Questioning is staged journalism...” Indeed, where this could be a dry piece of theatre, both the writing and the performances draw out the personality of the courtroom - Alan Parnaby as Gage, finds subtle humour in faulty emails and a font that looks handwritten...
 
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The Independent“A compelling and distressing evening...” Though some of them overly conform in looks and mien to central casting's idea of such types, the excellent cast even managed to keep swatting at a couple of rogue flies in character...
 
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Financial Times“These events have in fact occurred...” Rather, we engage as spectators not of art or entertainment, but of politics and public misfeasance: as citizens, in fact. And it continues to be a telling point that re-enactments like this can provide us with a more meaningful context...
 
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The Telegraph“The acting is exemplary...” Maybe you know something about the case, maybe you don’t. Maybe you were pro the war, maybe anti. In any event, you need to see (and someone really should televise) Tactical Questioning...
 
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Guardian“The facts have the power to shock...” Rightly, Nicolas Kent's production keeps a quiet atmosphere and allows the drama to emerge...
 
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