The Last King of Scotland (stage version)

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

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Available soon
Professional Production On Stage at:
Sheffield Theatres
From Fri 27 Sep 2019 to Sat 19 Oct 2019

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.

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‘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'

WhatsOnStage

'An engaging piece that is both funny and tragic'

Broadway World

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848428911Publication Date:
3 Oct 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788502665Publication Date:
3 Oct 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Available Soon
Professional Production On Stage at:
Sheffield Theatres Fri 27 Sep 2019 - Sat 19 Oct 2019

Also by Steve Waters:

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

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