“Refreshing,” “talented” and “fabulous” – take a look at what critics have been saying about Harry Darell’s new play about a journalist who discovers the devastating impact of her words For the Sake of Argument, then book your tickets!
Staged by Admission Productions, the play runs at the Bridewell Theatre until 8 February 2020.
Eleanor Hickock is a passionate and argumentative polemical journalist who becomes the Iraq War’s chief evangelist. For Eleanor, conversations are a battleground and words are tools for manipulation. Her disputatious stance on the 2003 invasion persuades one reader, Mark, to enlist. When Mark’s mother seeks out the journalist who convinced her son to die for his country, sparks fly and violent confrontations ensue. Eleanor is faced with a family who mourn the loss of a son and a brother and is asked to answer for it.
This hard-hitting production interrogates the power and danger of language, as one journalist’s words send a young man to enlist for the frontline.
Performer Ashleigh Cole leads the cast of For the Sake of Argument as Eleanor Hickock. She’s joined in the cast by Georgie Farmer, Greg Snowden, Paula Cassina, Ella May, Arthur Velarde, Harry Eaton-Mercer, Lucia France, Matt Weyland and Harry Farmer.
For the Sake of Argument runs at the Bridewell Theatre, 14 Bride Ln, London EC4Y 8EQ from 28 January to 8 February 2020, with performances Mondays to Saturdays 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £19. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!