by Kevin Dyer
(Winner of the Writers’ Guild New Writing Encouragement Award)
Topical play about terrorism and its aftermath.
Inspired by Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the 1984 Brighton Bomb and Patrick Magee who planted that bomb. In 2000, they met for the first time to promote understanding and conflict resolution. They have continued their dialogue ever since.
To coincide with a tour by Action Transport Theatre Co.
At sixteen, she was shell-shocked and caught in the blast. Now the bomber’s waiting on the other side of the door.
THE BOMB is a journey into the minds of two extraordinary people – one who destroys lives, the other who forgives the unforgivable.
‘This is story telling at its best.’
– Time Out
‘A timely multi-faceted work and an emotionally explosive piece of drama, making you consider issues of justice and whether violence can be justified.’ -The Guardian
About the author
Kevin Dyer has over 30 commissioned plays behind him – for radio, for young people’s audiences, tours, as well as a large-scale community play. He is a published poet and journalist, a reviewer and a leader of many creative writing sessions. As a director, his celebrated production of Walking the Tightrope played in venues across the UK, Canada and Europe and was invited to the RNT.