The only set design for Jenna Watt’s award-winning show Faslane is a pile of stones. During the course of an hour these chunks of rock come to symbolise very different things: the naval base where the UK’s nuclear missile programme Trident is located; the permanent peace camp set up outside; the cobbled streets of Edinburgh and London; and finally (spoiler alert!) what we all might look like after being hit by a nuclear bomb. The simplicity of this message is very powerful. No matter how the existence of Trident is justified, the actual use of nuclear weapons can only end in one way – reducing ...


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