Cast Announcement for Any Means Necessary

Monday 4th January 2016

We’re thrilled to announce the full cast of our brand new production, Any Means Necessary, by Kefi Chadwick, opening on Friday 5 February.

Mel, played by Kate Sissons, (Other Desert Cities- Vienna’s English Theatre, Doctors, Holby CityBBC) meets Dave, played by Samuel Oatley (Richard III- York Theatre Royal, Witless- Objective Productions/ BBC Three) at a protest, and believes she has met her kindred spirit. Dave soon becomes central to her life and her activist friends. But is he who he appears to be?

Based on a true story, Any Means Necessary centres on the events surrounding a group of environmental activists and the 2011 court case which charged them with trespass at nearby Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station.

This real-life event set in Nottingham uncovered a national scandal that has led to a full police apology and an admission that their officers’ behaviour was an abuse of the women’s human rights. A major public inquiry is due to begin this month and is expected to run for 3 years.

Speaking to the Nottingham Post, writer Kefi Chadwick says: “This case shows an incredible abuse of human rights and civil liberties, and is one of the biggest police scandals of all time. To be able to bring the events to life on the stage at Nottingham, where one of the worst offenders lived and spied, is a great privilege.”

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