cast: 2 or 3 female, 6 or 5 male
By Kieron Barry
Taken from the transcripts of the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stockwell recreates the last hour in the life of the innocent Brazilian shot to death by police in London in 2005. Believing him to be a terrorist involved in a foiled plot the previous day, an increasingly jittery police force persuaded itself that the man they were mistakenly following had to be stopped at all costs before he detonated his bomb. Eye-witnesses, lawyers, firearms officers and senior detectives each give their account of one of the most significant and tragic moments in the ‘war on terror’.
“More gripping than anything else in the London theatre”
“This devastating piece of theatre… will leave you bristling with anger, bewilderment and emotion”
—The London Paper
“As gripping as it is chilling… excellent, elegantly prosecuted work”
—Time Out London