Michael Longhurst

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On the Record

Producer Ice and Fire Writer Christine Bacon & Noah Birksted-Breen Starring
  • Nathalie Armin
  • Paul Bhattacharjee
  • Michelle Bonnard
  • Kika Markham
    Arcola Theatre

    Combining verbatim testimony and dramatic reconstruction, On the Record, presented the stories of six journalists from around the globe.

    Sri Lankan brothers Lal and Lasantha dare to publish stories that others won’t touch, but at what cost? Meanwhile, in Mexico Lydia uncovers a child pornography ring involving senior politicians, Elena has a run in with the Moscow mafia, Amira reports direct from the Israeli-occupied territories and Zoriah comes up against the US Military over his Iraq war images.

    On the Record
    On the Record

    The production … compresses a lot into 90 minutes as it lays out why the practice of investigative journalism matters’ Maxie Szalwinska
    The Sunday Times
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    Impassioned … Director Michael Longhurst keeps up the tension throughout. A vital play for grubby times Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard

    With a mixture of pathos, brusque levity, and piercing drama, it rattles and shakes the audience into the centre of events …the effects are profound. Daniel B. Yates

    this is a sobering and heartening reminder of why journalism also matters in a positive way Ian Shuttleworth
    Financial Times
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    a production by Michael Longhurst that is at once succinct, shocking and wryly funny Sam Marlowe
    The Times
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     This is a living, breathing piece of propaganda in the best sense.  Lloyd Evans
    The Spectator
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