By Howard Brenton, David Hare

    19:45, Tue 10th – Sat 14th February 2015 at ADC Theatre
    Lent Week 4

    As the New York Times put it, 'Pravda is an epic comedy - part The Front Page, part Arturo Ui - in which a press baron resembling Rupert Murdoch...does battle with over 30 characters as he conquers Fleet Street journalism and, by implication, liberal England's soul'. As Punch put it Pravda is also 'Savagely bitchy and often wildly funny'.

    Ridiculous and hilarious, but powered by a central figure of reptilian evilness, Pravda is a comedic drama based in the newspaper print rooms of the 1980s. As a business man starts to treat the world of journalism like he does his dodgy business deals, he encounters moral resistance from a few individuals who seek to take him down. As careers rise and fall and revenge plots are created, the characters are lead into the age old conflict between ethical underdogs and corrupt powerhouses.

    "'we' don't publish corrections...a newspaper isn't just a scrap of paper, it's something that people feel they have to trust. And if they can't trust it, why should they read it? A thing is true or it isn't. So by definition, what is printed must be true - otherwise why print it? And if we apologise and correct, how can the readers know what is true and what is not?"


    Lambert Le Roux
    Andrea May
    Esther Sylvester
    Billie Smiley
    Roger Foley
    Hamish McClennan
    Elliot Fruit-Norton
    Sir Stamford Foley
    Harry Morrison
    Moira Paterson
    Y.O.P. worker
    Michael Quince MP
    Ben Silk
    The Bishop of Putney
    Cliveden Whicker-Baskett
    'Whipper' Wellington
    Larry Punt
    Doug Fantom
    Leander Scroop
    Princess Jill
    'Breaker' Bond
    Hannon Spot
    Imogen Ape-Warden
    Bingo Winner
    Young Journalist
    Anthea the Lovely Assistant
    Dennis P.P. Payne
    Commentator voiceover
    Cheese Sandwich

    Production Team

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    Deputy Stage Manager
    Programme Designer –
    Chief Electrician
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