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What Andrew Heard

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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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/05/2007

Opening Night: 03/05/2007

Closing Night: 27/05/2007

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Steven Lello, Catriona Ryan and Joanna Watt

Creative

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

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