Shrapnel - 34 Fragments of a Massacre
Published by Methuen
5 Male 1 Female
Never has been and never will be
That is our basic delusion"
Watching video footage from a drone, Pentagon officials see a huddle of people unarmed smugglers, with mules treading their familiar path across the Turkish-Iraqi border
Hours later, Turkish Armed Forces drop bombs on the group
34 civilians are killed
The Roboski massacre is one of the most controversial episodes in the 'war on terror'
Piecing together the fragments of the tragedy, Anders Lustgarten's startling new play dares to ask what a massacre is made of
Shrapnel is a story of malicious commands and mournful commemorations
An urgent, powerful insight into the state of modern warfare
"One of the most powerful and harrowing pieces of political theatre ever" ~ Grumpy Gay Critic
"Left me physically shaken, in tears, and feeling sick and I cannot thank its writer, director and cast enough" ~ Stage Review
"Makes its point with a controlled ferocity" ~The Guardian
"This is a heartbreaking, terrifying story that needs to be told" ~ Remotegoat