Long Live the Little Knife David Leddy/Fire Exit

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Opened 1 Aug 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Be the first to see a brand new work from David Leddy - ?site-specific genius' (Scotsman), ?theatrical maverick' (FT) and ?Edinburgh Fringe institution' (Independent). 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 dustsheets 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. 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.

Running time: 1hr 15mins. Age 16+

Edinburgh Fringe Festival