Verbatim drama: Jean Charles de Menezes (2/2)

11th November 2009



Playwrights Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck, authors of This Much Is True (Theatre 503), an imaginative verbatim account of the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station in 2005, talk to Aleks Sierz about the incident and its repercussions.

We were consciously trying to move away from the very respectful earnestness of some verbatim theatre – we wanted a degree of playfulness.