13th Aug - 3rd Sept 2009
The Observer by Matt Charman

The Observer, National Theatre (Cottesloe), London The Observer, National Theatre (Cottesloe), London

An international group of observers arrives in a West African country to oversee and rubber stamp its first democratic election. New voters queue in their thousands, but a senior member of the observation team find herself both horrified by the President’s suppressive tactics and, for once, in a position to do something about it.

Yet as violence on the streets escalates and the country enters free fall, an increasingly angry young translator forces this well-meaning outsider to confront the impact of her intervention.

The cast is: Leo Bill, Daon Broni, Anna Chancellor, James Fleet, Peter Forbes, Lloyd Hutchinson, Chuk Iwuji, Aïcha Kossoko, Louis Mahoney, Cyril Nri, Isabel Pollen and Joy Richardson.

The Observer is on until 3 September, 7.30pm at the Cottesloe Theatre
Address: Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Box Office: 020 7452 3000
Tickets: From £10

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ATN review of The Observer by Femi Fola

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