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Alastair Brett


by Alastair Brett with Sian Evans

Directed by James Robert Carson

Gibraltar is based on the highly contentious shooting of three unarmed Provisional IRA terrorists by the SAS in 1988. It analyses a television documentary which looked into the shootings and the vicious press backlash following the programme. Hear how the Government got it wrong, how the press got it wrong and how television got it wrong. The play raises serious questions about the culture, practices and ethics of journalism. Its main character, Nick, is in pursuit of the TRUTH as a journalist adopting an ethical, as opposed to a sensational, form of journalism. Through him, we see how and why the media coverage of the Gibraltar shootings was hopelessly flawed.

Although based on fact, the dialogue is fictional apart from the accounts of the shootings given on television, what was said in the House of Commons, in the Gibraltar Coroner’s Court and in police and magistrates’ reports.

Gibraltar examines the people who live in this British Overseas Territory, its proximity to Spain and Morocco and the smuggling, particularly drug smuggling, that has gone on there for years.

This is your opportunity to find out about the SAS, the IRA, journalists, MI5 informants and the Costa del Crime.
Decide where you think the TRUTH lies!

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Monday – Saturday at 8pm – £17 (£12 concessions)
Saturday matinees at 3pm (30 March, 06, 13 & 20 April) – £14 (£12 concessions)

Opening performances (27 – 30 March) – all tickets £12

Pay What You Can Tuesdays (limited and subject to availability) – from 6:30pm in person on the day.

Valid for use with Arcola Passport


Greer Dale-Foulkes
Karina Fernandez
George Irving
Billy McColl


Alastair Brett with Sian Evans


James Robert Carson


Cordelia Chisholm


Mike Robertson

Audio Visuals

Marco Devetak
Suitable for
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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