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24 April 2014 • by Christopher Haydon

In the Rehearsal Room: Grounded

It is such a thrill to be back in the rehearsal room for Grounded. 

Listening to Lucy perform the text remains as thrilling an experience as ever. More importantly, the show continues to feel painfully relevant - as the Obama administration continues to wage war remotely against people in Yemen, Pakistan and across the Middle East. The campaign against this new weapon of surveillance and war is still in its infancy and whilst, obviously, our show is not, in itself, going to bring about any huge change in British or US foreign policy, the need to raise awareness of this issue feels ever more urgent. 
 
What is so exciting about George Brant's play is that it draws focus to the debate in the most viscerally exciting and surprising way. If you have not seen the show yet we would love to see you here soon. if you have seen it before, then why not come back? Every time we look at the script we discover new things, new ideas, new meanings. And we would love to share these discoveries with you.
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