Sink the Belgrano! (1986)

Mile End Road
2 Sep - 11 Oct 1986
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On 2 May 1982 the nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano when it was 36 miles outside the Total Exclusion Zone.

368 men were killed.

So what’s funny?

Steven Berkoff’s Sink the Belgrano!, that’s what.

In a scathing expose that blasts the myths and fallacies of ‘responsible government’ out of the water, Berkoff comes up with a Thatcher Government that is a cross between Spitting Images and Henry V.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

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Cast List

  • Tam Dean Burn Sailor
  • George Dillon Sailor
  • Rory Edwards Chorus
  • Eugene Lapinksi Sailor
  • Terence McGinity Command

Creative Team

  • Steven Berkoff Director
  • Julie Clarke Stage Manager
  • Rachel Kruger Stage Manager
  • Kath Maeso Stage Manager
  • Sue Darke Production Manager


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