Inside Intelligence presents the UK premiere of Children of Fate by Juan Radrigan, translated and directed by Robert Shaw. Children of Fate was written in 1981 and is a fascinating, passionate and humorous testament to the forgotten lives of the dispossessed and marginalised in General Pinochet's Chile. 2013 is the fortieth anniversary of the year Pinochet seized power in a vicious coup. A rehearsed reading of Children of Fate took place at Trafalgar Studios in London's West End in June 2013 and received an overwhelmingly positive response. Inside Intelligence is proud to bring the full production of this extraordinary and multi-award-winning play to the Bussey Building, London's most exciting new theatre space.
Juan Radrigan is the elder statesman of South American playwrights. He won the Chilean Critics' Circle Art Award in 1981 and 1982, the Altazor Prize in 2005 and the 2011 Seal of National Excellence (Chile), as well as representing his country as a special guest at multiple international festivals and cultural conferences. Robert Shaw graduated from Cambridge University. In May 1995 he founded Inside Intelligence. Robert's translation of Fermin Cabal's Tejas Verdes received its UK premiere at the Gate in 2005 with Gemma Jones, directed by Thea Sharrock. It was first performed in a reading at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2002 directed by Robert with Joely Richardson and Patsy Byrne. He has worked extensively in Theatre, most recently directing Happy New (Trafalgar Studios).