Alastair Brett and Sian Evans' play Gibraltar is both a snap shot of one of the most turbulent periods of the Northern Ireland conflict and an examination of how we uncover the truth. The story centres on the killing of three unarmed IRA terrorists by the SAS in Gibraltar and two journalists investigations into what happened.
The subsequent inquiry into the incident recorded a verdict of 'lawful' killing despite the testimony of one eye witness Rosa (Karina Fernandez) who claimed to have seen the terrorist putting their hands up to surrender.
Nick (George Irving) is a newspaper hack based in Gibraltar and investigating IRA drug running through Spain. He pays his informants and meticulously checks everything but he can't get Rosa to talk. Amelia (Greer Dale-Foulkes) is a TV journalist who arrives to work on a documentary about the shooting and manages to secure a filmed interview with Rosa in which she talks about what she saw.
But the truth as both journalists find out isn't as black and white as it appears.
Structured as a series of shortish scenes, the play rattles along at a reasonable pace with all the cast doubling up to play extras when necessary - there is some deft switching of accents and costumes that is to be admired. It keeps it fresh and adds drama to what is essentially a piece in which people talk about things they've seen and what they know.