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Payback

Jonathan Myerson's play traces the first ten days of the 1973 October War, when surprise conflict in the Middle East coincided at the White House with tensions over Watergate.

6th October 1973. Golda Meir has become Prime Minister of Israel in her seventies. Syrian and Egyptian troops are massing on Israel's borders, but despite eleven warnings of impending war in the past month, the Israeli cabinet have not called up the reserve. In Florida, Richard Nixon awaits the final verdict of the Washington Appeal court on his objections to surrendering the Watergate Tapes. In New York, Henry Kissinger is about to be woken at his room in the Waldorf Astoria, with news of a new Middle East War. Jonathan Myerson's drama investigates how domestic and international politics were about to combine, to change the Middle East forever.

Producer/Director Jonquil Panting.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Henry Kissinger Henry Goodman
Richard Nixon Peter Marinker
Golda Meir Sara Kestelman
Simcha Dinitz Kerry Shale
Al Haig Kerry Shale
Anatoly Dobrynin Ewan Bailey
James Schelsinger Sam Dale
Jacob Javits Sean Baker
Actor Christine Kavanagh
Director Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonquil Panting

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