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Theatre of war

PUBLISHED: 17:32 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 17:28 16 August 2010

A COMMUNITY theatre will be putting on a play looking at the reasons behind invading Iraq. The Edward Alderton Theatre,

A COMMUNITY theatre will be putting on a play looking at the reasons behind invading Iraq.

The Edward Alderton Theatre, Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, is showcasing Justifying War: Scenes from the Hutton Inquiry on Friday until next Saturday.

The play which looks into Lord Hutton's inquiry about then Radio 4 journalist Andrew Gilligan's allegation that the government 'sexed up' a dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)

The day after Dr David Kelly, the government's chief advisor on Iraq's chemical and biological weapons programme, was named as being the source of the story, he committed suicide in his native Cornwall.

The wide-ranging inquiry which looked into his death, questioned government ministers, civil servants and revealed as never before the inner working of the BBC, the Ministry of Defence and Downing Street.

Written by Richard Norton-Taylor and directed by Mark Campbell, the play is compiled from edited transcripts from the inquiry. Tickets are £6.50 and doors open at 8pm with no performance at Sunday. Call the box office on 020 8301 5584.


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