A play based on the life of controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to hit London’s Theatre503 playhouse next year.
Running from January 10th to February 4th, Man in the Middle was written by Australian playwright Ron Elisha and stars Australian actor Darren Weller.
Man in the Middle has previously enjoyed a successful run in Sydney, with the production there again featuring Weller. Weller died his hair platinum blonde to match the striking locks of Assange, who is currently facing extradition to Sweden from the UK over alleged sexual offences, which he has vehemently denied.
Described by Time Out Sydney as “still a few drafts away from being either a thoroughly outrageous satire or an illuminating blend of fact and fiction”, the play contains scenes set in Assange’s Wandsworth prison cell, and will likely add a further layer of mythos to the enigmatic Assange’s life.
For tickets and more info on the play, click here to visit the Theatre503 website.
By Gerald Lynch | December 2nd, 2011