The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning


The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

One of the most important political stories of our time - Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking thousands of military cables to Wikileaks - brought to life in this award-winning production by the UK's most exciting new national company.


'A viscerally exciting piece of theatre' (Guardian).


**** (Daily TelegraphIndependent on Sunday,, Western Mail).


The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning was first staged across Wales in April 2012 and will be remounted at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 


See the show at: 

Pleasance at St Thomas of Aquin's High School,

Chalmers St, Edinburgh EH3 9ES

6th - 25th August 2013


Location: Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Members: 98
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2018

This group is here for people interested in, involved in and affected by the play The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning. Join in and contribute as we develop the play further and re-stage our artistic response to his story, and his relationship with Wales. 

You can read a blog post by TIm Price on why he wanted to tell this story here.

Click here to see our Storify Story of tweets and other content around the first staging of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning.

We're updating a Storify Story around the 2013 remounting, and you can see that here.   


This play is a fictional account which has been inspired by a true story. The incidents, characters and time lines have been changed for dramatic purposes. In some cases fictitious characters and incidents have been added to the plot, and the words are those imagined by the author. The play should not be understood as a biography or any other factual account. 

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Comment by National Theatre Wales on August 14, 2013 at 23:38

The last couple of days of sentencing testimony have been some of the hardest to read about as the defence brings up so many difficulties in Bradley's life as a way to try and reduce the sentence. Bradley's testimony today seemed so much less confident than his earlier statements.

Comment by Jen Thornton on August 14, 2013 at 9:57

Thanks for letting us know the details of your livestream gathering Meike - do let us know how it goes and post a picture if you take one! It's great to hear people all over the world are watching. 

Comment by Lindi Carter on August 14, 2013 at 1:01

Re Bradley's sentence and what we need to be doing see here.

And if you are going out as requested on the day the sentence is handed down, let us know provisional location and time asap for the listing so other people can join you. We'll get 24hrs notice and listings will be updated so keep checking. At the moment they're suggesting Tuesday 20th as most likely, but it could be Monday...

If you're in Cardiff people are planning to be at Nye Bevan - bring something if you can - sign/banner/placard/poster/whatever if possible - see listing here.



Comment by National Theatre Wales on August 13, 2013 at 22:03

Bradley is expected to testify tomorrow (14th) or soon after.  The sentence is expected around the 19th.  Info here about the actions the support networks are encouraging from everyone immediately after the sentence. 

Comment by National Theatre Wales on August 13, 2013 at 21:58

Meike, great to hear that you are hosting a livestream of the production.  Do let us know how it goes.  I really enjoyed being the guest on the livestream tonight.  Very interesting debate both about Bradley and about the show itself.

Comment by Meike Capps-Schubert on August 13, 2013 at 20:01

The Military Counseling Network e.V. will live stream The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning THU. 15th 20.30 CEST @  The Clearing Barrel GI-Coffeehouse 

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Comment by Catrin Rogers on August 7, 2013 at 14:44

The Huffington Post will host the live-streaming of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning tomorrow night at 7.30pm:

Tune in and join the live-chat!

Comment by Jen Thornton on August 6, 2013 at 15:05

Comment by Devinda De Silva on August 5, 2013 at 10:34
Comment by Jen Thornton on August 5, 2013 at 8:21

TEAM member Charlie saw a run-through of the show on Thursday and has written a blog post and shared a great audio clip

David Evans, our Head of Production, has also posted about the get-in here in Edinburgh. 

Most of the team are now in Edinburgh preparing for the show - which opens tomorrow evening - so if you're around let us know, say hello and hopefully we'll see you at the show! 


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