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Interview: Shining a light on A Thousand Sons

Runn Radio Interview with Jamie Sefton

This four part interview was recorded and broadcast for Runn Radio on 11 August 2021.

The BNTVA charity helped in the research for this play. You can read more about the charity’s work here

A Thousand Sons

Bertie has witnessed the power of Nuclear weapons. He has seen the horrors first hand, and felt the fallout on a very personal level.

A THOUSAND SONS is a one-person show about Bertie; a British veteran who witnessed four nuclear test detonations in the 1950’s.

We follow him through his life: from witnessing the detonation of the first bomb, to the subsequent effects it had on him and his family in later life, and finally to present day as he struggles for justice and recognition from those in power.

Bertie is a fictional character, however all events are based on the true testimonies of British service personnel, explored through action, poetry and verbatim testimony.

A Thousand Sons uses a pivotal and terrifying event in history to explore themes of family, trust, betrayal and power. It uses a unique blend of techniques to tell a captivating and deeply emotional story.

A Thousand Sons plays as part of Camden Fringe 2021 at Etcetera Theatre on 18 August (9.30pm) and 25 – 27 August (11.30am). More information and booking at the below link.

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