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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From7th September 2010
Opened14th September 2010
To14th November 2010
WhenSep 27,28, Oct 6,7,8,9,11,29,30, Nov 1,2,9,10,11,12,13 at 19:30. Sep 14 at 19:00. Sep 28, Oct 7,9,30, Nov 210,13 Mats 14:15. Oct 10,31Nov 14 Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £44.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

Blood and Gifts

Blood and GiftsT749673623
A political thriller shot through with mad humour that sweeps from refugee camps to mountainous tribal regions to the corridors of power in Washington DC. 1981. As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan and toward the critical Pakistani border, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try and halt its bloody progress. Joining forces with a larger than life Afghan warlord, and with the Pakistani and British secret services, Jim spearheads the covert struggle. The ferociously dedicated group of men are tied together by a common enemy but, as the brutal chaos escalates, clear political action becomes impossible in the face of mutual suspicion and shifting loyalties.
Author J T Rogers

Archive :: production:T749673623, play:S1168216750, venue:V374

Production details

Special Performances

  • 7 Oct 10 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 30 Oct 10 Audio Described
  • 1 Nov 10 Audio Described


Producer National Theatre
Director Howard Davies
Design Ultz
Lighting Paul Anderson
Sound Paul Arditti
Music Marc Teitler
Performer Lloyd Owen (Jim Warnock)
Performer Philip Arditti (Saeed)
Performer Danny Ashok (Military Clerk)
Performer Nick Barber (CIA Analyst)
Performer Demosthenes Chrysan (Abdullah)
Performer Kammy Darweish (Mujahideen)
Performer Ian Drysdale (Administrative Aide)
Performer Craige Els (A Soldier)
Performer Robert Gilbert (Mujahideen)
Performer Mark Healy (Political Speechwriter)
Performer Adam James (Simon Craig)
Performer Simon Kunz (Walter Barnes)
Performer Gerald Kyd (Walter Barnes)
Performer Katie Lightfoot (Ensemble)
Performer Matthew Marsh (Gromov)
Performer James Warnock (Lloyd Owen)
Performer Jessica Regan (Staffer)
Performer Nabil Stuart (Mujahideen)

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