First Performance 11/10/2011
Closing 05/11/2011
Running Time 2h15

In the Royal Court’s Bang Bang Bang, a seasoned humanitarian worker and her idealistic young colleague get ready for a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For Mathilde the trip is an induction into a life less ordinary. For Sadhbh it’s back to the madness and chaos away from her lover and London – exactly as she likes it.

But while Mathilde lets off steam with a photographer and a spliff, Sadhbh has her own encounter: tea with a smart, brutal young warlord she’s investigating. Or is it the other way round?

Stella Feehily (Dreams Of Violence, Catch) brings her trademark wit and emotional insight to this revealing new play that goes behind the public face of charities, journalists and NGOs.

In a two week workshop, Feehily, Bang Bang Bang director Max Stafford-Clark and a group of actors interviewed aid workers, doctors, human rights defenders, government advisers, journalists and photographers.

For more about Bang Bang Bang at the Royal Court read the First Night Feature.

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