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Friday 25 January 2019


Bedlam Theatre




Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller

Part of Bedfest 2019


The Thick of It meets imperial history. And, believe it or not, a true story. You won’t believe your eyes. In a Parliament building in April 1971, five government reps were tasked with a surreal mission: find a way to clear 2,000 indigenous people off the Chagos Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean. What they decided is so absurd you may not believe it, but this here is a true story. A new play for Bedlam Festival 2019 penned by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, CHAGOS 1971 shines a light on a chapter in history so surprising it’s ridiculous, and so recent it’s still being dealt with today. Come see for yourself!

Cast and Crew

Actor ("Bud" Zumwalt)
Angus Bhattacharya
Actor (Bruce Greatbatch)
Jack McConnell
Actor (Chops)
Ewan Bruce
Actor (Dispatch)
Gordon Stackhouse
Actor (Gordo)
Anubhav Chowdhury
Actor (Gretchen Specter)
Sophie Boyle
Actor (Narrator)
Hannah McGurk
Actor (Sarah Yerland)
Katrina Johnstone
Actor (Sheen)
Jacob Baird
Actor (Terry Douglas)
Giorgio Bounous
Assistant Director
Camilla Makhmudi
Costume Manager
Alison Maclean
Director and Writer
Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller
Aspen Pattinson
Stage Manager
Antonia Hall
Tech Assistant
George Manchester
Tech Manager
Ali Al Hamadani


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