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The Last King of Scotland
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848428911Publication Date:
3 Oct 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788502665Publication Date:
3 Oct 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Sheffield Theatres, 2019

The Last King of Scotland (stage version)

By Giles Foden Adapted by Steve Waters

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Ebook £9.99£7.99

Idi Amin is the self-declared President of Uganda. When Scottish medic Nicholas Garrigan becomes his personal physician, he is catapulted into Amin's inner circle. A useful asset for the British Secret Service, is Garrigan the man on the inside, or does he have blood on his hands too?

Giles Foden's multi-award-winning novel The Last King of Scotland is an electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity. This stage adaptation by Steve Waters premiered at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, in September 2019, directed by Gbolahan Obisesan.

Blog Post: 'You have to have some skin in the game.' Steve Waters on the role and responsibility of adapting a novel for the stage. Read more on our blog >>

‘He is the sickness and you maintain that sickness.’

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'A powerful, thought-provoking theatrical adaptation... required viewing for anyone with an interest in international politics'

The Stage

'The plot and list of characters of the novel emerge with vivid life... Waters exercises masterly control of tone, from entertainment to tragedy, from eccentric comedy to the heart of darkness'


'An engaging piece that is both funny and tragic'

Broadway World
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781848428911Publication Date:
3 Oct 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781788502665Publication Date:
3 Oct 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Steve Waters:

On the Beach
The Contingency Plan
The Contingency Plan
The Play About Calais
Steve Waters: Shorts
The Secret Life of Plays
The Unthinkable
Out of Your Knowledge
Fast Labour
World Music
Death of a Cyclist
Little Platoons
Why Can't We Live Together?
In a Vulnerable Place

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