Chagos 1971

Theatre (comedy, political)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 3
  • 16:10
  • Aug 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Black Bat Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

This is a bizarre, unbelievable, but true story – and a darkly hilarious play. In 1971, representatives of the US and UK governments made a heinous decision somehow still unheard of in either society today. After promising the Chagos Archipelago to the Americans a few years earlier, the British government opted to clear the indigenous people living there using a truly bizarre method. Chagos 1971 tells that story, by combining the factual beats of the real events (they get stranger) with an Armando Iannucci-style snappiness and farcical level of cutthroat comedy. ***** (Young-Perspective.net).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Not Selected)
  • Stairs: None
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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