Long Live the Little Knife
Fire Exit
2013

Written and directed by David Leddy.

Performed by Neil McCormack, Wendy Seager

Designer – Ali Maclauren

Assistant Director – Sam Rowe

Technical Stage Manager – Gerald McDermott
Stage Manager – Linsey Johnstone

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 harebrained 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.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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