One Turbulent Ambassador 195


It is really wonderful to be back home again after almost six weeks travelling. It is also a tremendous pleasure to be able to announce this:

ONE TURBULENT AMBASSADOR
A play by
Robin Soans
A World Premiere
Directed by
Jessica Swale
One Turbulent Ambassador follows the career of Craig Murray on
his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Plenipotentiary
to the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2001.
Murray’s proximity to post 9/11 Iraq forces him into a political
minefield that neither he nor the Foreign Office could have
envisaged. When he walks into a bar in Tashkent late one
Monday night and sees a beautiful belly dancer arching her
limbs, his personal life threatens to become as turbulent as
the political landscape around him.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the world premiere of Robin
Soans’s newest play, researched and developed in collaboration
with LAMDA students.
Please note that this production contains strong language and
scenes of an adult nature.
Lyric Hammersmith Ticket Office:
PLEASE NOTE BOOKING OPENS 1 MAY
0871 22 117 22* (Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 7.30pm, 5.30pm on
non-performance days) or book online at www.lyric.co.uk**
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Angels should continue to book through The LAMDA Linbury Studio Box Office.
Venue Lyric Hammersmith
Dates 7.30pm Mon 02 July
& Times 7.30pm Wed 04 July
2.00pm Thu 05 July
7.30pm Fri 06 July
2.00pm Sat 07 July
7.30pm Mon 09 July
2.00pm Tue 10 July


195 thoughts on “One Turbulent Ambassador

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  • nevermind

    What a shame, here we have the Al Thani’s paying mega bucks for Tim, colonel Blimp, Spicers 600 strong anti terror unit and they can’t even use it to overthrow one’s brother.

    So this is whats behind last week exodus of key journo’s at Al jazeera, it figure’s. Lets hope that they have no time to cover the Bahrain Blood GP.

  • Komodo

    I notice the UK MSM are reporting the measures taken to keep protestors out of the Olympics zone, but how could the evil unwashed hippie terrorist scum possibly object to this cleancut wholesome international athletic contest for brighteyed young achievers? Some reticence there…but not here:
    http://rt.com/news/olympic-games-london-protest-336/

  • Mary

    The judge who delivered the televised sentence today on the murderer of Suzanne Pilley was a prosecutor at al-Magrahi’s trial and the judge in the Sheridan trial.
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    Lockerbie Trial
    Campbell was junior counsel for the Crown (prosecutor) in the trial over the Lockerbie bombing at the Scottish Court in the Netherlands, under senior counsel former Lord Advocate Lord Boyd of Duncansby, and alongside Alan Turnbull, himself now a judge. Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty of the two hundred and seventy murders, and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2001. The conviction was upheld on appeal and the successful prosecution brought Campbell international prominence.
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    The Bench
    In 2003, Campbell was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, a Judge of the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary, taking the judicial title, Lord Bracadale. Bracadale is a village on the Isle of Skye.
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    He was the judge in HM Advocate v Sheridan and Sheridan and the trial for the murder of Suzanne Pilley.

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  • Sinclair

    I urge everyone to read something quite amazing: Tarek Mehanna’s incredibly eloquent, thoughtful statement at his sentencing hearing, before being given a 17-year prison term for ‘terrorism’, in Boston USA on April 12, 2012.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq Association

    Nevermind said, ‘Just watched the interview, wasn’t very rivetting, the questions seemed contrived, especially the one about silk robes, fast food and SUV’s, but Nasrallah came over far more moderate than what he is protrayed as by the MSM.’
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    Please listen again Nevermind – the interview was encapsulated in respect and woven around a central theme that castigates the West’s chilling and inhumane double dealing towards the Palestinian cause.
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    Nasrallah was given the chance to calmly yet confidently steer a path complicated by the Arab Spring that questioned Hezbollah’s support for Assad in spite of Syria’s condemnation of America’s ‘blind eyed’ ignorance of Israeli aggression and annexation.
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    The resulting ‘media storm’ is a perfect barometer of a turbulent aftermath from the interview, a chain reaction that will expose a US Achilles heal, the US administrations spinelessness and her inability as a super-power to lead without deception and aggression.

  • Komodo

    Thanks, Sinclair. Just one nugget from Mehanna’s statement:
    If someone breaks into your home to rob you and harm your family, logic dictates that you do whatever it takes to expel that invader from your home.

    But when that home is a Muslim land, and that invader is the US military, for some reason the standards suddenly change. Common sense is renamed ”terrorism” and the people defending themselves against those who come to kill them from across the ocean become “the terrorists” who are ”killing Americans.” The mentality that America was victimized with when British soldiers walked these streets 2 ½ centuries ago is the same mentality Muslims are victimized by as American soldiers walk their streets today. It’s the mentality of colonialism.
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    That is definitely telling them/us.

  • nevermind

    I have listened again and i hear what you are saying Mark. It was at times very personal and Hassan Nasrallahs upbringing in a multireligious ward in Beirut has subsequently coloured his actions, we all have these experiences but in a different form and environment.

    Nasrallah came over as calm and collected, something the US will not like at all and has tried to bury for ages, whilst Julian seemed more nervous due to this being his frist attempt.

    He is clearly worried that Al Zawahiri’s followers will take Syrians weakness for an opportunistic chance at fighting their cause, he can see that this could destroy his current relations with Assad.
    What I find encouraging is that when I looked at it first some 3901 had watched it, now its close to 100.000 hits.

  • John Goss

    Nevermind, I hope Jack Straw does get kicked out of Blackburn. It’s a pity Craig Murray never kicked him out! When he goes, Straw that is, I’ll march up Audley Range with you. The last time I can remember being on Audley Range was as a young star-struck thesp at Blackburn Drama Club. You can tell how long ago that was. Barbara Castle was MP in the sixties.

  • nevermind

    That old John? 😉 Did you see Barbara arrive at the working mans club, next to the Uni, in a Rolls Royce, clad in Diamonds? Apparently she went upstairs and changed into her jumper and skirt to face the plebs, according to some there at the club.

    Audley Range it is, but we won’t find a pub there 🙂 I expect Bushra Irfan is getting ready for it, heard she joined the Conservatives now, what a choice to make…

  • guano

    This administration is on steroids. Send in the special services to Libya to stitch up Straw and Blair with signed rendition papers, open Pandora’s box of MI6’s working relationship with Al Qaida, pimp for Africom so Obama can shuffle round in his pyjamas in election year like Breivic.. We did intervention for GOOD, just you people don’t understand.
    Start a war in Syria with UK special services snipers and trainers, open Pandora’s box of the sameness of MI6 and Al Qaida, so Putin can shuffle around in his pyjamas helping Syria in order to prove that Russia never demolished Chechnya, Russia loves Muslims.
    All from the same Jewish scriptwriters that gave you soaps and musicals, and the BBC propaganda machine.
    You could hate Thatcherism, the destruction of UK industry and its export to the Far East, but it’s hard to hate the madness of the steroids in these political minds who want to convert global wealth into global power.
    Their arsenals of hi-tech weapons are scribbles in the margins of the script of Eastenders. Their Quantitive Easing like a chap on the dole who squeezes another tenner out of the bank loan for food. If Blair and Straw were immoral, this lot are stark, staring, naked psychotically delirious.
    Or are they actually just clones ?

  • Jay

    Crab

    What is your idealogy to save the world cause were headed straight at the iceberg and were not all in gold plated life rafts.

    So k though we have got red white and blue flares.

    Not the requisite red ones….

    Agreed

  • Mary

    Sounds familiar. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/apr2012/syri-a19.shtml
    NATO discusses military intervention in Syria
    By Chris Marsden
    19 April 2012
    Turkey is leading calls for a military attack on Syria on behalf of the United States. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attended yesterday’s NATO meeting in Brussels and will attend the Paris meeting today of the Friends of Syria—the Washington-led front, encompassing the European powers and Arab League states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, that is leading the war drive against Syria. Also in attendance along with Davutoglu will be Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz.
    ~~~
    Ban Ki Moon is upping the number of ‘observers’ to 300. {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17765654#}
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    The ICC’s Moreno Ocampo who has let off Israel on their shoah on Gaza is doing His Masters’ bidding and is off to Libya to attend to the arraignment of Gaddafi’s son.
    {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17760105}
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    Finally did anyone see Bliar on Newsnight the other night talking about philanthropic giving? Absolutely no bloody irony that the state broadcaster gets the mass murderer on to talk about charity.

  • nevermind

    🙂 🙂 🙂 Just to make you feel better and get you off this mindset, Mary.

    Turkey decision to involve NATO partners is regretable and dangerous, as they will have no mechanismn to stop the juggernaut once it is moving.
    Turkish Iranian relations will take a nosedive should this becaome reality.
    Further going by what Nasrallah said, this will turn Syria into one allmighty battlefield for some time to come. Who said arms manufacvturing is not a sustainable occupatuion?

  • Mary

    St Theresa of May seems to be rather accident prone.
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    The first five here constitute the five judges of the Grand Chamber of the ECHR who will decide on her dilemma on Abu Qatada’s deportation foul up.
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    http://www.echr.coe.int/ECHR/EN/Header/The+Court/The+Court/Judges+of+the+Court/
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    Incidentally on Monday night she was partying with B list slebs at the 50th birthday party of the theatrical agent Jonathan Shalit.
    {http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131852/Abu-Qatada-case-Hate-preacher-thwarts-deporation-plans-Theresa-May-parties.html}

  • Komodo

    According to They Work For You, in 2010, Straw got flights to the value of over £16,000 from Johan Eliasch (former Conservative party deputy treasurer, former environmental advisor to Broon, very very rich man) for himself and his wife to attend something called the Forstmann Little Weekend in Aspen, CO. Yes, you could probably stay for a couple of days in Aspen all found for rather less than that; the entertainment bill would not be huge. But who the hell is Forstmann Little? They are leveraged buyout specialists – they screw companies, in other words.
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    And their Weekend?
    Scroll down this admittedly crazy but well – researched page to “Forstmann Little” for clues:
    http://www.hiddenmysteries.org/conspiracy/research/bohemianpower.html
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    Now what was Strawgonov doing there?

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