There's certainly a lot of food for thought and the play is always interesting, with strong performances in Max Stafford-Clark's production (Out of Joint are among the show's co-producing companies, and have been touring it) and I have to give special mention to Frances Ashman who doubles so many roles she's barely off the stage, and makes them all distinct. There's some comic relief when Mathilde hooks up with a young photojournalist (Jack Farthing) but his inexperience and impetuousness may lead to tragic results. Despite all this I didn't find this as emotionally engaging or powerful as last year's Ruined, which also dealt with the Congo.
Bang Bang Bang by Stella Feehily is booking until the 5th of November at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, and continues on tour to Exeter and Salisbury.
¹which lives up to the rule that if a country has "Democratic" in its name, it isn't