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1st - 25th August, times vary
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tickets: £12 - 19 (£6 - £14 conc.)
Box office: 0131 228 1404
Online: www.traverse.co.uk

Developed with support from the Royal Shakespeare Company and British Museum.

See this new work from 'site-specific genius' (Scotsman), ‘theatrical maverick’ (FT) and ‘Edinburgh Fringe institution’ (Independent), David Leddy.

Long Live The Little Knife is a dynamic, absurd and uplifting theatre piece about forgery, castration and blind drunkenness. Liz and Jim are small-time con-artists who need £250 grand to buy their way out of a turf war. Their mission is to be the greatest art forgers in the world. There’s only one problem. They can’t paint.

The audience sit inside a mess of paint-spattered dust sheets within the pomp and splendour of a former town hall. It’s as if Jackson Pollock has drunkenly exploded himself in the middle of the room. All the lighting is second-hand equipment bought from a real building site.

The characters of Liz and Jim were first seen in Thin Air, a seven-minute short commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed in the British Museum. The piece was such a hit that Leddy has brought the same characters back for this entirely new, full-length caper.

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.

Part of Made in Scotland showcase 2013: www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

Long Live The Little Knife will tour Scotland in August & September. More soon.

Neil McCormack as Velazquez’s Pope (photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, design: Ali Maclaurin)


A Fire Exit production
Writer and director David Leddy
Performers Wendy Seager and Neil McCormack
Designer Ali Maclaurin
Lighting Designer Nich Smith
Assistant Director Sam Rowe
Stage Manager Sooz Scott Glen
Producer Mhari Hetherington
Administrator Aiyana D'Arcangelo
PR Liz Smith
Photography Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
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Fire Exit Ltd. Studio 239, The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ. Tel: 0141 559 4990. Email: admin@davidleddy.com. 
Fire Exit is a registered company limited by guarantee, SC234093.