DARE ME TO THE DESERT
The Kings Head, London, March 2009. Zeitgeist Theatre’s ‘World At One.’ Winner of the Zeitgeist New Play competition 2008.
Directed by Hal Chambers.
Cast: Jack Baldwin, Richard Maxted, Emily O’Connor, Jace Desay.
Provocative journalist Jack Feltham is horrified when he learns that a British soldier killed in Iraq had been inspired to enlist by his pro-war columns and even more horrified when that same soldier appears in his living room, dripping blood all over his carpet and asking for a hug. But Jack has even bigger problems on his plate. A young Muslim man has been brutally attacked at a London mosque and once again it’s being blamed on something Jack wrote.