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Wednesday 26 July 2017, 7.30pm

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24 June 2017 - 12 August 2017

COMMITTEE... (A NEW MUSICAL)

Music by Tom Deering
Book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke, edited from the transcript of the evidence session

'Sandra Marvin is superb' **** Independent
'A compelling story... with flair and force' **** Mail on Sunday
'A musical treatment of the Parliamentary investigation... given emotional depth and theatrical richness' **** Sunday Express

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Best availability from 22 July. 

“The objective of this session is not to conduct a show trial. We want to learn some lessons.”    

What happens when something goes wrong? Who holds us accountable?  On 15 October 2015, as part of an inquiry into ‘The collapse of Kids Company’, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob gave evidence to The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.  Hadley Fraser, Josie Rourke and composer Tom Deering have transformed that evidence session into a new musical.

This production has not been authorised by any participant or Parliament. We present it to you – the public – to consider how civic life in the UK is really governed.

It is based on the Parliamentary transcript of the oral evidence session on 15 October 2015 and the words spoken by those participating in the Inquiry.

 

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Alongside every Donmar production, we run Open Workshops designed to give members of the public of all ages a unique insight into the process of theatre-making. These Open Workshops are not targeted at professional actors or theatre-makers, but at members of our audience interested in learning more about the Donmar’s rehearsal process.

The Committee... workshop on 26 July is now sold out, but tickets are still available for the workshop on Saturday 29 July.

Useful Information

Performance times
Evenings  Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm

Latecomers will not be admitted

Running time: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes without an interval

Pricing

Stalls: £40, £30
Circle: £30, £20, £10

Preview prices
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50

Concessions
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only)
Disabled customers: £20 (must be booked in advance.  Phone bookings only)

A booking fee of £1 will be applied for delivery by post

Location

Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham Street

London WC2H 9LX

Box Office

020 3282 3808

Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Access

Captioned performance
Monday 31 July 2017, 7.30pm

Audio-described performance
Saturday 29 July 2017, 2.30pm (touch tour 1.30pm)

For booking information visit the access pages

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This production provides a review of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into Whitehall’s relationship with the charity Kids Company, by presenting extracts in a  dramatic and musical format, enabling a critical perspective on the proceedings. It is based on quotations from the parliamentary transcript of the oral evidence sessions of the Inquiry, as well as oral and written evidence submitted to the Inquiry by its participants:

CAMILA BATMANGHELIDJH [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015]
SUE BERELOWITZ [oral evidence session, 17 November 2015]
SUSIE CUNNINGHAM [written evidence dated 3 November 2015]
PAUL FLYNN MP [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015]
CHERYL GILLAN MP [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015]
KATE HOEY MP [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015]
BERNARD JENKIN MP [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015]
DAVID JONES MP [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015]
OLIVER LETWIN MP [oral evidence session, 19 November 2015]
JOHANNA MORRELL [written evidence dated 10 November 2015]
ESTHER PICKUP-KELLER [written evidence dated 30 November 2015]
ANONYMOUS [written evidence dated 3 and 10 November 2015]
ALAN YENTOB [oral evidence session, 15 October 2015] 

This production also contains quotations from the following:
Biographical description of Bernard Jenkin MP, www.bernardjenkin.com
[accessed on 18 June 2017]
Biographical description of Cheryl Gillan MP, www.cherylgillan.co.uk
[accessed on 18 June 2017]
Biographical description of David Jones MP, www.davidjones-mp.com
[accessed on 18 June 2017]
Biographical description of Kate Hoey MP, www.katehoey.com
[accessed on 18 June 2017]
Biographical description of Paul Flynn MP, www.paulflynnmp.co.uk
[accessed on 18 June 2017]
Article titled ‘“Blue skies” Birt frustrates MPs’ by Nick Assinder, BBC online, 2006
Article titled ‘Panjandrum shudders at initiativitis during speech to MPs’ by Simon Hoggart, Guardian, 2011
Paul Flynn’s Twitter feed, 15 October 2015
Charity Commission guidance titled ‘The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do’, 10 July 2015 

DISCLAIMER
This production is not in any way affiliated with, or authorised or endorsed by any participant in the Inquiry or by Parliament. 

The materials used are publicly available. You can download full transcripts of the oral evidence sessions, obtain copies of the evidence submitted, and watch the recording of the evidence session at: www.parliament.uk

All information correct at the time of publication, 18 June 2017

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