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The director says there is interest from producers in New York, although he knows that could be a much tougher audience. Manning’s case has attracted more sympathy outside the United States than within.

“The issues have clearly divided opinion, and we still don’t know what the truth of the matter is,” McGrath said. “It would be great to think about presenting it in a wide range of spaces and to a wide range of opinions. I think theater can open up a space for debate.”



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