Theatre

SECOND BLAST: Present Dangers (5 Short Plays)

Part of The Bomb – a partial history

With plays by Ryan Craig, David Greig, Zinnie Harris, Diana Son, Colin Teevan

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THERE WAS A MAN. THERE WAS NO MAN.
by Colin Teevan

While Israel officially has no nuclear arms programme, few doubt it has; Iran claims this gives it the right to develop its own nuclear programme. Who will be the first to blink? When an Israeli and Iranian scientist meet at a conference in Jordan, their meeting has deep repercussions for their nations, their families and themselves.

AXIS
by Diana Son

‘A witty background to the axis of evil’  The Independent

North Korea has always used their nuclear programme as a bargaining chip for aid. But when they suddenly find themselves branded as part of an Axis of Evil by the U.S, they prepare themselves for war.

TALK TALK FIGHT FIGHT
by Ryan Craig

‘Crisply intelligent’  Evening Standard

In a room in the United Nations in New York the European delegation prepare for their next session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation with Iran. Suddenly a CIA agent is at the door with an Iranian nuclear scientist, and a new negotiation strategy emerges. Is this breakthrough to be trusted?

THE LETTER OF LAST RESORT
by David Greig

‘Beautifully constructed … perfect in its arguments and in its presentation of those arguments’  The Stage

Britain has been devastated by a Nuclear strike and the Commander of a Trident submarine has to open his instructions: the letter of last resort. In Whitehall a woman struggles to write such a letter to an unimaginable future where the only safe place on the planet is under the sea in a submarine.

FROM ELSEWHERE: ON THE WATCH…
by Zinnie Harris

Two weapons inspectors are outside the gates of a Nuclear plant in Iran. They have just completed an IAEA routine inspection of the site, but they are troubled by possible deception and the enormity of their responsibility.

VERBATIM edited by Richard Norton-Taylor

The SECOND BLAST is part of THE BOMB – a partial history which is a season of plays in two parts and can be seen on consecutive nights or on an afternoon and evening over the weekend. Click here to visit the FIRST BLAST.

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One part £14
Both parts £25

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One part £16
Both parts £29

Allocated Seating: The theatre auditorium is unreserved seating. For a small additional charge you can reserve one of the 40 allocated seats.

Press Day: Monday 20 Feb at 2.30pm & 7pm

RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 30mins (including 20 min interval)

PRODUCTION

Director: Nicolas Kent
Designer: Polly Sullivan
Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison
Sound Designer: Tom Lishman
Video Designer: Douglas O'Connell
Dramaturg:
Jack Bradley
Associate Producer: Zoe Ingenhaag
Assisted by
Hal Scardino
Assistant Director: Tara Robinson

Cast:
Nathalie Armin
Paul Bhattacharjee
Simon Chandler
Michael Cochrane
Tariq Jordan
Belinda Lang
Shereen Martin
Daniel Rabin
Simon Rouse
Rick Warden
David Yip