Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre
Drama

Arcola

Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre

11 Mar 2015 - 02 Apr 2015

N/A - £19.00

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December 2011. Watching video footage from a drone, Pentagon officials see a huddle of people – unarmed smugglers, with mules – treading their familiar path across the Turkish-Iraqi border. Hours later, Turkish Armed Forces drop bombs on the group. 34 civilians are killed.

The Roboski massacre is one of the most controversial episodes in the ‘war on terror’. Piecing together the fragments of the tragedy, Anders Lustgarten’s startling new play dares to ask what a massacre is made of.

Directed by Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, Shrapnel is a story of malicious commands and mournful commemorations; an urgent, powerful insight into the state of modern warfare.

In English with Turkish surtitles.  

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Makes its point with a controlled ferocity... effectively combines the human drama with a hi-tech design... ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“More emotional engagement might have been possible if the moral dilemmas in the play were more incisively drawn. ”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“A solid journalistic insight into an explosively emotive tragedy. ”

Honour Bayes (Time Out, The Stage)

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