Client: David Leddy//Fire Exit
A dynamic, absurd, and uplifting theatre piece about forgery, castration and blind drunkenness. Liz and Jim are a husband and wife team of forgers who have risen to great heights and fallen to great depths in their careers as con artists and counterfeiters. They are caught in a turf war over fake vintage handbags. They need to find £250 grand in protection money. Their Big Boss, The Wee Man, convinces them to undertake a hare-brained mission to up their game and become the world’s greatest art forgers. There’s only one problem. They can’t paint.
In this fast-paced, provocative, and boisterous caper Leddy finds the incongruous connections between verbatim theatre, free-market economics, the psychology of ‘truth’ and a castrated labradoodle in a classic Chanel clutch bag.
The show began life as a mini-commission for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the British Museum. It got such an overwhelming response that David Leddy brought the characters back for a full-length escapade for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it sold out and received fifteen four-star reviews.
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Written and directed: DAVID LEDDY
Jim – NEIL MCCORMACK
Liz – WENDY SEAGER
Designer: ALI MACLAURIN
Lighting Consultant: NICH SMITH
Assistant Director: SAM ROWE
Technical Stage Manager: GERALD MCDERMOTT
Stage Manager – LINSEY JOHNSTONE
Producer: MHARI HETHERINGTON
Administrator: AIYANA D’ARCANGELO
Funded by Creative Scotland.