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Liberian Girl review – striking debut evokes horror of civil war

Michael Billington R E V I E W As part of its season of plays about revolution, the Royal Court brings us a work about the first Liberian civil war, from 1989 to 1996, which led to Charles Taylor’s election as president. It marks the debut of a 31-year-old Peckham playwright, Diana Nneka Atuona, and is clearly the product of research and imagination rather than direct experience. While it might do more to put the war in a political context, it gains a striking immediacy from Matthew Dunster’s immersive production.…

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Casting Announced For Liberian Girl At The Royal Court

Casting is announced for Liberian Girl a new play by first time writer Diana Nneka Atuona. Directed by Matthew Dunster, the Alfred Fagon award-winning play follows one teenage girl’s story of survival. The cast includes Cecilia Noble (recently nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in The Amen Corner at the National Theatre and who last performed at the Royal Court in Truth and Reconciliation) and Fraser James (who has previously worked with Matthew Dunster on Mogadishu,Troilus & Cressida, The Frontline and Love the Sinner). They will be joined…

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