Palace of the End (4 stars)

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A female soldier accused of prisoner abuse, a disgraced British UN weapons inspector, a persecuted Iraqi woman - each wrestle with the truth in this hard-hitting play. ***** (Guardian);**** (Times).By Judith Thompson.

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The Palace of the End

13 Aug 20094 stars

Caught between Iraq and a hard place

A third of Judith Thompson’s trilogy of monologues – an imagined conversation with Lynndie England, perhaps the most noticed of the convicted Abu Ghraib prison guards – was seen at the Traverse some years back. Its two new additions add a cumulative…

Palace of the End

21 Jul 2009

Ongoing Iraq drama with real-life characters

Four years ago, the Fringe was shaking with Iraq, and one of the best-received productions was playwright Judith Thompson’s My Pyramids, a hard-hitting speculative monologue from the point of view of Private Lynndie England. While Fringe fads might have…

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