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The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

If you only have time to see one show at the Fringe, it most definitely should be this one. Documenting the last ten years of the Wikileaks whistleblower soldier Bradley Manning, the National Theatre of Wales delivers an unrelenting and uncompromising account of Manning’s journey to incarceration. The highly energetic, committed and gifted cast seamlessly change from character to character at various points of Manning’s life, with the actor in the lead role being interchangeable depending on the time period. The company have used the space they are in wonderfully and the entire staging of the piece really creates a truly cinematic experience. Thankfully, intimacy is not sacrificed despite the scale and the whole piece is incredibly emotive.

Pleasance at St Thomas of Aquina’s High School, until 25 Aug (not 11, 14, 21), 2.30pm/7.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Rory Morgan]