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Stuff Happens ()

Produced by

Studio 180 Theatre

Presented by

Mirvish Productions

Playwright: David Hare
Director: Joel Greenberg


The Royal Alexandra Theatre


November 14th, 2009 – December 23rd, 2009


Beginning in the first days of the Bush administration and following its march to war, Stuff Happens is a dramatic speculation, authenticated from multiple real-life sources, on the behind-closed-doors proceedings that have shaped world events. Renowned playwright David Hare blends documented public-record information and theatrical invention to create a riveting drama that centres on still-living history. (


Guy Bannerman Blix / Narrator / Straw / Journalist / Chirac
Anthony Bekenn Tenet / Narrator / Rumsfeld's 1st Friend / Paxman / General
Richard Binsley Wolfowitz / Narrator/ Journalist / Dearlove / Levitte / Bartlett
Ian D. Clark Manning / Narrator / Journalist / Colleague / Le Monde / Fleischer / Ivanov / McCain / Cook / F.O. Official / Intelligence Chief
Paul Essiembre De Villepin / Narrator / Angry Journalist / French Foreign Minister
David Fox Donald Rumsfeld
Andrew Gillies Tony Blair
Deborah Grover New Labour Politician / Laura Bush / Narrator / Yo-Yo Ma / Mother / Dinner Guest / Journalist
Michael Healey George W. Bush
Sam Kalilieh Iraqi Exile / Narrator / Simpson / German Foreign Minister / Jonathan Powell / Negroponte
Hardee T. Lineham Dick Cheney
Mark McGrinder Campbell / Narrator / Journalist / Rumsfeld's 2nd Friend / Gerson / Greenstock / Brit in NY
Sarah Orenstein Palestinian Academic / Narrator / Translator / Joyce Rumsfeld / Journalist
Karen Robinson Condoleezza Rice
Nigel Shawn Williams Colin Powell

Creative Team

David Hare Playwright
Joel Greenberg Director
Michael Gianfrancesco Set Designer
Michael Gianfrancesco Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Michael Laird Sound Designer
Katherine Lubienski Associate Set Designer
Katherine Lubienski Associate Costume Designer
Dan McIlmoyl Associate Lighting Designer
Derek Bruce Associate Sound Designer


Robert Harding Stage Manager
Liz Campbell Assistant Stage Manager
Emma Laird Assistant Stage Manager
Nathaniel Kennedy Production Manager
Mattea Kennedy Head Scenic Artist
Will Leskevich Scenic Artist
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Nancy Granfield Wardrobe Coordinator
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Wigs
Luis Bravo Original Poster Image


Mike Puhacz Head Carpenter
John Still Head Electrician
Guy Gualtieri Head of Properties
Blair Egglestone Head of Flies