By Philip Ralph
18 year old Private Cheryl James from Llangollen was one of four young soldiers who died from gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks between 1995 and 2002.
Cheryl’s parents wanted answers from the people responsible for their daughter’s care. But how do you begin to grieve when no-one seems to have a proper explanation? What would give you the determination to continue asking awkward, demanding questions?
Taken from original source material and powerful first hand testimonies, Deep Cut is a bold and compelling account of one family’s journey through a time they thought they’d never experience, to places they hoped they’d never be.
“Plenty of questions remain unanswered. That’s the point. All the Jameses (Ciaran McIntyre and Rhian Morgan) want is openness and honesty, qualities they themselves radiate under Mick Gordon’s unfussy direction.” ★★★★★
‘Ciaran MacIntyre and Rhian Morgan give strong, understated performances…Deep Cut joins the Tricycle’s admirable list of verbatim dramas that use the public forum of theatre to ask the awkward questions and keep on asking them ’
“This docudrama packs a hefty punch….tightly directed…Ciaran McIntyre as Des and Rhian Morgan as the emotional Doreen bring great intensity to their difficult roles. You can almost taste the tragedy and experience the frustration… gripping…..The ever-excellent Simon Molloy is grippingly realistic..much praise, too, for Rhian Blythe’s lively performance….”
“Deep Cut is persuasive and moving”
“A rigourous, intensely emotional piece of theatre’
“Ralph’s implacable gaze …Gordon’s lucid production….Des and Doreen are brought to vivid, painful life by Ciaran MacIntyre and Rhian Morgan…the play raises disquieting questions about another political cover-up.”
“This is theatre at its most powerful, political and important….the must-see, sell-out show of the Fringe” The Observer
“The drama could hardly be more timely… it could find itself becoming part of political history…compelling” Daily Telegraph
“Extraordinary, complex and moving…this remarkable show is essential viewing” The Guardian
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2008
Scotsman Fringe First Award 2008
Herald Angel Award 2008
NB Evening performances of DEEP CUT will start at 7.45pm, and doors will open at 7.15pm.
There will be a number of post-show discussions on the 12th, 17th and 24th March.
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