The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning


The latest National Theatre Walesproduction is a political fantasy for the networked world.

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Bradley Manning is the 24-year old US soldier accused of releasing 250,000 secret embassy cables and military logs from the Iraq and Afghan wars. After nearly two years in prison without charge, Manning now faces a court martial, accused of crimes that could mean life in prison. But just a few years ago, he was a teenager in west Wales. How did this happen? And who is responsible for his radicalisation?


As well as watching the production live in a school, you can join the interactive global livecast of some performances. Click here for more information.

via National Theatre Wales.

Walkie-talkie helicopter din crackle soldiers cctv

unnerving machine-gun-fire all building

a bell deep bass high pitched scrape war footage

anxiety building in my head and my heart monitors

surveying groups of people on the streets of I guess somewhere in the middle east probably

a single chair with stars and stripes tension in a school hall
under floodlights we will be ready when all the chairs have all been assigned by the troops

and so we begin…

This was an absolutely brilliant production: thought-provoking, challenging, intimate and yet cold, we really got into the psyche of Bradley Manning, or somebody like him…

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