A junior NGO strategy team is thrown into training for kidnap crisis negotiation. Powerful new drama by Dan Rebellato.
The second of three Afternoon Dramas, 'There' is a bold take on one aspect of a kidnapping, set in the head office of an NGO in Europe. A group of junior strategists grapple with the fictional situation that one of their field workers has disappeared and may have been kidnapped. Despite their near-total inexperience, they have to role play scenarios in which they negotiate with the unknown kidnapper, struggling to separate truth from fiction, Aleppo from Hollywood.
But when they finally get to grips with the issues, and gain some understanding of the complexities of the situation, the phone rings..
Dan Rebellato is a playwright and academic. His stageplays include Chekhov in Hell, Static, Whistleblower, Mile End, and Here Is What I Did With My Body One Day. Other radio work includes an adaptation of Dead Souls starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap. He is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London and has written widely on contemporary theatre.
Director ..... Polly Thomas
Sound designer ..... Nigel Lewis
PC ..... Willa King
Writer ..... Dan Rebellato
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.