Dates and Times
Tue 8 - Thu 10 Nov at 7.30pm
Presented by 2Magpies
Put your feet in the sand. Hear the pulse of music in the distance. Take a sip of your cocktail. Welcome to a tropical paradise where your every sense is catered for. Welcome to Last Resort.
Having taken on doping scandals and state-sponsored assassination, 2Magpies Theatre turn their attention in Last Resort to Guantanamo Bay, exploring the imagined future of a deeply troubling past
Last Resort is an all-inclusive package holiday in a former detention centre. It is a multi-sensory theatrical experience influenced by the use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ – torture, to you and me – in the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Expect deckchairs, sandpits, cocktails and more.
How do we deal with terror suspects? How far would and should we go to protect ourselves from attack? And can we conceal the scars left on a tropical paradise after the waterboarding has stopped?
Commissioned by The Lowry for Week 53, and supported by Curve, Leicester.
About the company
2Magpies Theatre, based in Nottingham, create new and exciting live performances combining storytelling and visual imagery to reimagine incredible but true stories of global significance.
Having tackled the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko through the medium of a tea party, and then restaged the greatest ever stage of the Tour de France, 2Magpies now turn their attention to Guantanamo Bay…