The inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes
by Kieron Barry (edited from the court transcripts)
More gripping than anything else to be seen in the London theatre”
“They think it is him and he is very, very jumpy”
Following a sell-out run at the Landor Theatre, this acclaimed production transfers to the Tricycle Theatre. Four years after the tragic shooting of the innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, Stockwell weaves together the diverse voices from the inquest’s many witnesses, charting the desperate acceleration towards one of the most controversial moments in the history of the Metropolitan Police.
Directed by Sophie Lifschutz.
SPECIAL EVENT: On Wednesday 16 September there will be a post show Q&A with Michael Mansfield QC who represented the de Menezes family at the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.
Excellent… as gripping as it is chilling’
**** Time Out Critics’ Choice
“Smartly edited…beautifully structured… a superlative ensemble effort’
**** The Daily Telegraph
“This devastating piece of theatre… will leave you bristling with anger, bewilderment and emotion.”
**** The London Paper
“Sharp, sleek script…played by spot-on actors…slickly directed, the piece attains the gripping, sickening momentum of a thriller” ****Evening Standard
“Honest, fair, comprehensive and non-judgmental, Barry and Lifschutz have given us an important, resonant gem of theatre” The Observer