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His Final Bow

When a famous Shakespearian actor shot and killed President Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, it was supposed to be his greatest performance – the spectacular highlight of his theatrical career. 12 days later, hiding in a barn with a broken leg, fully expecting to be acclaimed as the hero of his country, John Wilkes Booth is waiting for his reviews to come in… Read more …


The critical consensus

Superb two-hander meditates on the performances and evil deeds of men.

****(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 14/04/2017

Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, this lunchtime drama inventively directed by Ken Alexander, hits its target with some panache.

****(*)Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide, 18/04/2017

A smartly written, nicely acted and, thanks to Ken Alexander, tightly directed historical comedy.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 19/04/2017

The two hander is a simple piece, suitably quick and memorable for the lunchtime theatre slot.

****(*)Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre, 19/04/2017

Where and when?

A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Glasgow from Monday April 10, 2017, until Saturday April 15, 2017. More info:

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday April 18, 2017, until Saturday April 22, 2017. More info:

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