#WeAreArrested and Day of the Living explored global questions of truth and freedom as part of 2018's Spring Mischief Festival at The Other Place.
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 was a tribute to the bravery of journalists under threat around the globe.
In the video below, Turkish journalist Can Dündar tells his story and talks about having it adapted for stage:
Jamie Cameron - Ensemble
Peter Hamilton Dyer - Can
Alvaro Flores - Ensemble
Indra Ové - Ensemble
Director Sophie Ivatts | Designer Charlie Cridlan | Lighting Claire Gerrens | Sound Oliver Soames | Movement Ingrid Mackinnon | Magic Consultant John Bulleid
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.
Hear some of the music during development for Day of the Living, arranged by Darren Clark and The Company:
Jamie Cameron | Alvaro Flores | Jimena Larraguivel | Tania Mathurin | Eilon Morris | Anne-Marie Piazza
Director Amy Draper | Designer Charlie Cridlan | Lighting Matt Peel | Music & Lyrics Darren Clark | Sound Jon Lawrence | Movement Andrea Peláez | Mask Director Rachael Savage
Nell Leyshon performed her own story about how her self-reinvention after children was halted by illness in Three Letters.
Storme Toolis and Alice Knight shared a work-in-progress, Redefining Juliet, where different actors took the role of Juliet to explore ideas surrounding the character.