What Andrew Heard

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

A bracing look at the line between journalism and politics during the Andrew Gilligan affair and Hutton Inquiry of 2003-04. Read More >

May 2003. As Simon, Gilly and their new research assistant Arabella toil away in the Radio Special Projects unit at Television Centre, another BBC journalist named Andrew Gilligan is making a fateful broadcast over the morning airwaves about Iraq’s ‘missing’ weapons of mass destruction.

What begins as a seemingly innocuous phrase soon evolves into a major confrontation between the Corporation and Downing Street’s spin machine. The insults fly. The politicians hold hearings. A weapons scientist named David Kelly is exposed. And the rest of the media have a field day.

How Andrew Gilligan’s words transform the BBC’s fortunes – and the lives of Simon, Gilly and Arabella – is the subject of this fast-paced and thought-provoking new play.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/05/2007

Opening Night: 03/05/2007

Closing Night: 27/05/2007

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Steven Lello, Catriona Ryan and Joanna Watt


Director - Hugh Allison

Producer - Leisure Isle Productions in association with The Yellowchair Performance Experience

Lighting Designer - Steve Miller

Set Designer - Natasa Stamatari

Sound - Matt Downing

Author - Jack Grone