H, Jingo, Dingo
Three plays that bitterly satirise the romance and heroics of battle, from one of our greatest playwrights. H presents a vivid picture of the Indian Army during the mutiny of 1857 under Sir Henry Havelock (H). It was performed by the Royal National Theatre and Old Vic in 1969. Jingo is set during the fall of Singapore, the symbolic end of white dominance in East Asia, and was performed by the RSC at the Aldwych. Dingo, set in the Western desert during the Second World War, was performed at the Royal Court Theatre.