DOI: 10.5040/9781784605391.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 15. Roles: Male (7) , Female (8) , Neutral (0)

Stella Feehily 's play Bang Bang Bang is a drama that looks at what goes on behind the public face of charities, journalists and NGOs. It was first performed at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, on 5 September 2011, in a production by Out of Joint that subsequently toured the UK, including performances at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2011.

Sadhbh, a seasoned human rights defender, and her idealistic young colleague, Mathilde, embark on a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. For Mathilde, it's an induction into a life less ordinary, while for Sadhbh, it's back to madness and chaos away from her lover and London – exactly as she likes it. While Mathilde lets off steam with a photographer and a spliff, Sadhbh has her own encounter: tea with a smart but brutal young warlord she's investigating. But things are about to escalate, with terrifying consequences.

The Out of Joint production was directed by Max Stafford-Clark and designed by Miriam Nabarro. It was performed by Orla Fitzgerald (as Sadhbh), Julie Dray (as Mathilde), Babou Ceesay, Dan Fredenburgh, Frances Ashman, Zara Brown, Pena liyambo, Akleia Louis-Frederick, Jessica Richardson, Paul Hickey and Jack Farthing.

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Nick Hern Books

Stella Feehily

ISBN: 9781848422117

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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