A Few Man Fridays unearths an inglorious episode of British history. Between 1967 and 1973, the population of the Chagos Islands was evicted to make way for a US military base. This new play from Cardboard Citizens and Artistic Director Adrian Jackson explores the fantasies of the powerful, set against the dreams of the powerless.
"ADRIAN JACKSON is the Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens, which he founded in 1991. He has directed over thirty plays for the company, including adaptations of Timon of Athens and Pericles as co-productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Visible by Sarah Woods, which toured nationally. He has written numerous Forum Theatre plays for the company, most notably Home and Away and Going Going Gone, both of which have also been performed by Formaat Theatre in Rotterdam. He recently directed Mincemeat, co-written with Farhana Sheikh, for Radio Four. He has worked extensively abroad, teaching the Theatre of the Oppressed of Augusto Boal, whose books he translated into English."