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Gibraltar: A Search for Truth Gibraltar, a play by Alastair Brett with Sian Evans, opened last month for a short run at the Arcola theatre, Dalston in North London.

GIBRALTAR MAGAZINE • MAY 2013

Gibraltar is play about a journalist’s search of the truth and what happened following the shooting of three unarmed IRA terrorists by members of the Special Air Service on the Rock on 6th March 1988. It shows the different approaches of two journalists to the then burning question, were the shootings a perfect example of the British Government dispensing summary justice to IRA suspects by cold bloodedly killing them — ‘shoot to kill’ rather than arresting them and putting them through the due process of law? The play examines the backlash to Death on the Rock a television documentary on the killings and one witness’s detailed account of how the SAS members leapt out of a police car and shot the terrorists while they were trying to surrender. Amelia, a young inexperienced television presenter is in awe of this brave witness and her account, Nick , a seasoned Fleet Street journalist living in Gibraltar, is deeply sceptical about Rosa , her background and the account she has given to television. Gibraltar is set against a backdrop of possible IRA involvement in drug smuggling and the Costa del Sol criminal underworld. n

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The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...

The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...