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#WeAreArrested & Day of the Living

At The Other Place

The Mischief Festival returns to The Other Place this spring with a double bill of new plays exploring global questions of truth, freedom and corruption; a very personal one-woman show; and a series of accompanying events


By Can Dündar
Adapted by Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts

When a journalist receives a flash-drive containing critical evidence of illegal government activity, he is duty-bound to publish the story. But with the nation destabilised and divided, a sinister power is eroding the rule of law, and he soon finds himself risking everything for his profession.

#WeAreArrested is the true story of a journalist’s commitment to expose the truth in the face of huge personal risks. This deeply moving play is a tribute to the bravery of journalists under threat around the globe.

Day of the Living

Created by Darren Clark, Amy Draper and Juliet Gilkes Romero

Ayotzinapa, Mexico, 2014. Forty-three students are forcefully disappeared. No one is brought to justice. An anarchic, musical tribute to life and the Mexican spirit with urgent, global issues at its heart.

#NosFaltan43 #HastaEncontrarlos #AyotzinapaSomosTodos

Hear some of the music in development for Day of the Living, arranged by Darren Clark and The Company:


Nell Leyshon performs her own story of how her reinvention of herself after children is halted by illness in Three Letters; Storme Toolis and Alice Knight share a work-in-progress, Redefining Juliet; and you can gain insight to the productions with a programme pre and post-show talks and events.