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Chagos play at the Edinburgh Fringe

Posted in events on August 4th, 2011 by Robert Bain – 2 Comments

Bandwagon Theatre is bringing its play about the history of the Chagos islands to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Rotten Little Story tells the murky tale of the secret sale by the British government of the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. In a storytelling style suitable for young teenagers and above, the play shows how, at the behest of the US government, Britain kidnapped the islanders during the 1960s and dumped them in the slums of Mauritius where many of them still struggle to survive.

The show is on from 5 to 13 August. Find out more and book tickets here.