“Tuesday” is an anti war play, originally written for TV, against the backdrop of the first Gulf War by Britain’s greatest living playwright, Edward Bond. Áine King adapted and updated the text for a stage production in 2010, just weeks before a general election. On the tiny 3m x 2m stage Upstairs At 3&10 Áine created the bedroom of a typical working class teenage girl, Irene, who is singing along to the radio whilst revising for her GCSEs. The audience have barely taken their seats when her soldier boyfriend comes crashing in, AWOL, distraught, and begging her to hide him. He saw something ‘out there’, and he can’t go back. When Irene’s ex-army father arrives home another war breaks out in this tiny bedroom as the two brutalised men square up to each other. As with so many of Bond’s plays, the focus is on children; Irene and Brian are both pitifully young, and the adults of their world have betrayed them. Áine’s stark, claustrophobic production, segwaying from humour to horror, brought the war up close in the small space of 3&10. Edward Bond was in the audience for the opening night, and took part in a Q&A afterwards. He praised the production and Aine’s adaptation of the text.