Magnitsky the Musical
July 28, 2022 1:38 PM - Subscribe

94 minutes, free to stream from the BBC website. "Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of law. Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global legislation which allows governments to sanction those who they see as offenders of human rights." I found it interesting, funny, and moving -- and, in particular, a feat of exposition.
posted by brainwane (4 comments total)
 
Is there a link for this?
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:01 AM on July 29


FanFare puts the link in the right sidebar under "Info" - here's the link to stream the musical.

Also: this work won "Best Original Single Drama" in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2021.
posted by brainwane at 8:46 AM on July 29


I downloaded that when it was drama of the week (17th January 2020). I expected to hate everything about it and then I didn't! Can recommend, even though it comes with the issue of putting more Trump in your life.
posted by Ashenmote at 10:25 AM on July 29


I am really looking forward to listening to this. (It's hard to get myself in the frame of mind where I can listen to anything involving the previous president, even tangentially.) Like Ashenmote, I downloaded this via Drama of the Week, but completely forgot about it until now. Thank you for posting this, brainwane - I hope I'll be able to return with some actual comments once I've listened more!
posted by kristi at 1:24 PM on July 30


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