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Man who knew too much, but no-one knew him
Man in a Bag - Photo courtesy of Polygraph Collective
Man in a Bag is the exciting mystery of the true and bizarre death of M16 officer and British code breaker,Gareth Williams who was found dead, locked in a sports bag in a bath tub on 23 August, 2010. What follows is the investigation, the media frenzy and court trial seeking answers to the staggering circumstances that unfold. Friends, family and experts each have a different opinion of who Williams was. Some have moments when they realise how little they knew about him and are staggered by the findings laid before them.
Man in a Bag, explores how truth is presented by the media, how we construct identity, and how loss forces those of us left behind to form one final image of who a person was to us. The fact of Williams being locked in a bag in a bath tub is a bizzare death in itself. However, the investigation raises the question, is it possible he could have killed himself?
The play asks questions beyond that. In the words of Emily Steel, "At the heart of the play there are questions about what is true, how we ever know what is true, and how we react to that truth - whether we accept it all. How much do we ever know anyone?"