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When Do We Start Fighting?

Courtyard Theatre

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A new play charting a period of hypertension in late 60s America as radical group the Weathermen organisation attempts to overthrow the government.

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When Do We Start Fighting? is a new play by Charlie Shand set in 1969.

The promise of the 60s turns into the confusion of the early 70s and the Weathermen organisation gathers, its primary aim to violently overthrow the American government. After its first major street action, The Days Of Rage, FBI investigation forces it underground, into a period of organisational chaos that culminates with a New York-based collective accidentally detonating a bomb, killing three members of the cell.

When Do We Start Fighting? charts this period of hypertension between the feds and the radicals; how the group’s hot-headed revolutionary ideals manifest in a misguided orgy of bomb-making, while the FBI attempt at repression leads to assassination.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/02/2009

Opening Night: 05/02/2009

Closing Night: 01/03/2009

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Cast & Creative


Kelsey Cameron, Rebecca Killick, Matthew Judd, Kieranjit Gumtali, Michael Morrison, Fingal McKiernan, Amanda McLaren, Lucy Wallace


Director - Charlie Shand

Designer - Anna Kirwan, Kirsty Henderson

Lighting Designer - Nicole Smith

Author - Charlie Shand

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