Richard Medrington took two years out from appearing on the Fringe and worked on new material. He was shortlisted for the Creative Scotland Awards in 2002 and returned to the Fringe in 2003 as Puppet State Theatre Company with an adult puppet show, The Interrogation, produced in conjunction with Amnesty International and based on the life of his friend, Romanian dissident Silviu Craciunas. The play was co-directed by Zinnie Harris, with automata made by John Fardell and performed at the Netherbow Theatre.
The response of audiences and critics was exceptional:
“One of the few solo shows that I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe in which something feels at stake. A brave bit of theatre that keeps its nerve until the end and leaves us broken.” The Scotsman