Review: Deep Cut

By John Nathan, March 19, 2009

Tricycle Theatre, London NW6

I’m not a big fan of verbatim plays. Much better to create characters and conversations than copy them from real life. But Philip Ralph’s examination of the institutional evasions and failures that followed four fatal shootings at the Surrey army barracks is staged by director Mick Gordon with such invention, a lack of creativity is never the issue.

You are left wondering how a country whose Defence Ministry, police force, government and army can treat the parents of dead soldiers with such callous disdain, and still call itself democratic. It can’t. I wanted to riot.

Last updated: 2:35pm, March 19 2009