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The New Actors Company presents

The Moment of Truth

by Peter Ustinov
26 June - 20 July 2013

Ticket Prices:
£10 previews | £16 | £14 (conc)

Concentric circles made up of repeated images of guns, soldiers and tanks.

★★★★ ”Often plays think they are better than they are that it is refreshing to see one that is better than it thinks. Southwark Playhouse’s revival of Ustinov’s witty, light and largely forgotten play, The Moment of Truth is one with more insight into the effect of conflict on the human condition than any number of recent dour slogs that masquerade as serious political theatre. Laycock’s production is both well pitched and well paced’
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★★★★ ‘Much comedy to be enjoyed… the acting in this play is sublime’ FourthWall

In its first professional staging since an acclaimed 1951 premiere, Peter Ustinov’s largely forgotten play is about the mechanics of toppling governments, the pretences of war and the power of propaganda.

A republic is poised to fall. The only remaining members of an unpopular government are its cynical Prime Minister and a naïve, emotional Foreign Secretary. The invading army has it’s boots upon the soil of this crumbling nation. Inside the cabinet office, toy soldiers and old icons of military glory veil the realities of war and bloodshed. Death, in a moment of truth was never so real.

The recent Arab spring that has swept up North Africa and the Middle East has powered the propaganda machines of domestic and foreign nations, sparking revolutions and toppling governments. As a military dictatorship rages with rhetoric and uprisings continue to gather pace, there couldn’t be a more timely revival for The Moment of Truth.

Details

Theatre: The Large

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 135 minutes including interval.

The Company

Rodney Bewes
CAST
Mark Carey
CAST
Callum Coates
CAST
Toni Kanal
CAST
Damian Quinn
CAST
Miles Richardson
CAST
Daniel Souter
CAST
Bonnie Wright
CAST
Rob Laycock
DIRECTOR
Alex Marker
DESIGNER
Alex Marshall
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Matthew Tarbuck
SOUND DESIGNER
Christopher Littlewood
Composer

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