Kefi Chadwick

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Any Means Necessary

Producer Giles Croft Director Giles Croft Starring
  • Kate Sissons
  • Samuel Oatley
  • Nicholas Karimi
    Nottingham Playhouse

    When Mel meets Dave at a protest, she believes she has met her kindred spirit. Dave soon becomes central to her life and her activist friends. But is he who he appears to be?

    An emotionally compelling drama that explores love, betrayal, secrets and lies and exposes the brutality of a police policy that used any means necessary to undermine political protest.

    Based on a true story, Any Means Necessary centres on the events surrounding a group of environmental activists and the 2011 court case which charged them with trespass at nearby Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station.

    This real-life event set in Nottingham uncovered a national scandal that has led to a full police apology and an admission that their officers’ behaviour was an abuse of the women’s human rights. A major public inquiry begins in January 2016 and is expected to run for 3 years.


    Any Means Necessary – sex, spies and activists in Nottingham drama

    Kefi Chadwick brings a vivid picture of the mutual destructiveness of fraudulent affairs, but also an awareness that collective action can lead to public change.

    Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    Any Means Necessary at Nottingham Playhouse

    Bold and insightful.

    Pat Ashworth
    The Stage

    Any Means Necessary at Nottingham Playhouse

    A major achievement for the Nottingham Playhouse... It painstakingly captures the insidiousness of a lie that sullies everything it touches, and destroys the ability to trust.

    Peter Kirwan

    Any Means Necessary. Nottingham Playhouse

    A fascinating play.

    Philip Lowe
    East Midlands Theatre

    Theatre, Film and TV
    Jessica Cooper
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