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Long Live The Little Knife

Long Live The Little Knife
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A jumble of sharp ideas. ★★★★
The List


    Written byDavid Leddy
    Start date1 Aug 2013
    End date25 Aug 2013
  • TicketsSun – Thu £17/£12 concession/£6 unemployed Fri & Sat £19/£14 concession

    Multi-award-winning 'theatrical maverick' (Sunday Times), 'site-specific genius' (Scotsman) and 'Fringe institution' (Independent) David Leddy presents this dynamic, uplifting escapade about art forgery, castration and blind drunkenness.

    Liz and Jim are small-time con artists who need £250,000 fast. They decide to become the world's greatest counterfeiters. There's only one problem. They can't paint. This boisterous caper finds the absurd connections between verbatim theatre, free-market economics and castrated labradoodles in classic Chanel handbags.
    Long Live The Little Knife is part of the Made in Scotland programme. @DavidLeddy
    Preview Thu 1 (8.45pm)

    Preview ticket price £12 / £6 concession

    Dates Fri 2 - Sun 25 Aug (times vary)

    Tickets Sun - Thu £17/£12 concession/£6 unemployed Fri & Sat £19/£14 concession

    Traverse Theatre Club £3 off, Fri 2 Aug

    Age recommendation 16+

    Running time 75 mins (no interval)

    Venue Traverse 2

    Supported by Creative Scotland, Made in Scotland, Royal Shakespeare Company, British Museum.

    • Ali Maclaurin

    • David Leddy

    • Nich Smith

      Lighting Designer
    • Wendy Seager

    • Neil McCormack

    • A jumble of sharp ideas. ★★★★
      The List
    • Perceptive… Penetrating…What a story.
      The Herald
    • Fantastic…Brilliant…Coup de théâtre.
      The Scotsman
    • Hugely enjoyable romp. ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • ★★★★
      The Times
    • Full of theatrical inventiveness... a little gem. ★★★★
      The Public Reviews
    • great art can be funny as well as profound. ★★★★
      TV Bomb
    • a delightful romp. ★★★★
      Theatre Guide London
    • A brash and manic triumph. ★★★★
    • ★★★★
    • Masterful. ★★★★
      The List
    • Dazzling.
      Th Telegraph

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