“A remarkable piece of theatre: multilayered, passionate and as innovative as anything on offer on the London stage. **** ” – The Guardian
“You know that feeling when you wake up and you don’t know where you are, you don’t know what you’ve done, you’re not sure if you might have committed some awful crime…and sometimes it stays with you all morning…”
A narrative that crosses time and territory to find answers to questions of identity and matters of life and death, Mincemeat unravels the truths and the untruths surrounding a World War Two intelligence operation.
First performed in June 2001, Mincemeat features testimony, speculation and outright lies: don’t miss the shocking truth behind an event that changed history.
Adrian Jackson is the Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens, which he founded in 1991. He has directed over thirty plays for the company, including adaptations of Timon of Athens and Pericles as co-productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Visible by Sarah Woods, which toured nationally. He has written numerous Forum Theatre plays for the company, most notably Home and Away and Going Going Gone, both of which have also been performed by Formaat Theatre in Rotterdam. He recently directed Mincemeat, co-written with Farhana Sheikh, for Radio Four. He has worked extensively abroad, teaching the Theatre of the Oppressed of Augusto Boal, whose books he translated into English.
Farhana Sheikh in her own words:
I am: a novelist (The Red Box);
a playwright (Arabian Nights, The Flood etc);
a Lahori, who does not live in Lahore;
a Londoner, who does not live in London;
a foreigner, who writes about the West;
a feminist, who writes about women: sweatshops, Scheherazade;
and about men: Gilgamesh, Gulliver, Glyndwr Michael.
I have: a British passport; a house; some money.
I eat: enough, more than many.