A radical work from Edinburgh-based company Tragic Carpet, ‘RENDITION’ uses detailed research findings from The Rendition Project, led by Professor Ruth Blakeley at the University of Sheffield, to tell the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. Rendition visualises the research findings using an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and visual theatre to explore the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power.


The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Blakeley and is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019.