This show finished on Friday 25 January 2019, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.
The Thick of It meets imperial history. And, believe it or not, a true story. You won’t believe your eyes. In a Parliament building in April 1971, five government reps were tasked with a surreal mission: find a way to clear 2,000 indigenous people off the Chagos Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean. What they decided is so absurd you may not believe it, but this here is a true story. A new play for Bedlam Festival 2019 penned by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, CHAGOS 1971 shines a light on a chapter in history so surprising it’s ridiculous, and so recent it’s still being dealt with today. Come see for yourself!