1989's Edinburgh Fringe First-winning series of monologues has been expanded into a three-hander, gaining in range and expressiveness what it loses in intensity. The story of Dominique Prieur, the French agent who blew up the Rainbow Warrior, is now counterpointed with that of Rongelaap islanders' sufferings as a result of nuclear testing. A number of interposed scenes add the perspectives of everyone from the Russian whaling factory-ship captain to Marge down the supermarket. An accomplished piece of backdoor agitprop which fuels outrage without tub-thumping.
Written for City Limits magazine.
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