Page extent: 72
ISBN: 9781786820785
Binding: PaperBack

Drones, Baby, Drones

David Greig, Ron Hutchinson, David Greig, Christina Lamb

PaperBack (02 Nov 2016)

“From now on, it’s drones, baby, drones”
- Robert Gates, former U.S. Defense Secretary

 Three writers. Two plays. One vital tale of power, sex and infighting at the top of the Washington establishment, and its far-reaching repercussions. As Barack Obama prepares to leave office, this world premiere double bill probes behind the scenes of America’s controversial drone wars, and asks what they will mean for our future.

This Tuesday

It’s 5a.m. A CIA director learns her daughter has been injured in a car crash, a White House security adviser is sleeping with an intern, a Pentagon General is working out in the gym. This Tuesday, in an hour, they have a vital decision to make.

The Kid

Wednesday. A missile hits a wedding in Pakistan. 7000 miles away, two drone operators begin their celebration. Pushing the button was the start. If only it were the end…

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ISBN13 9781786820785
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 72


'Both plays are at their best when they prod at the points where personal ethics, power and public policy intersect. When and how do good intentions slip away? ...the strength of this double bill is that it refuses to let the British off the hook.' The Guardian

'This assemblage is closely akin to the kind of thematic programmes (such as Women, Politics and Power, or The Great Game about Afghanistan) that Nicolas Kent used to present when he ran London’s Tricycle Theatre... the underlying sense of an obligation to bear witness as a matter of moral citizenship remains.' Financial Times