Letter of Last Resort
by David Greig
In partnership with Heart of Hawick
PM Ellie Zeegen
John Ali Watt
Director Richard Baron
David Greig’s brilliant and thought-provoking political comedy offered the perfect opportunity for Firebrand to take its audience on a journey, and not just a metaphorical one. Having been instructed to gather at the Heart of Hawick, everyone boarded a bus and was transported through the dark country lanes to a top secret location somewhere deep in the Scottish Borders…
On arrival members of the audience entered a country house, to be presented with a glass of wine and instructed to be quiet so as not to disturb the Prime Minister. Everyone was then ushered into a large room to witness a conversation every new leader of the country must have.
It’s late on the night after the general election and the new Prime Minister is working when she is interrupted by a civil servant — a letter must be written instructing the Trident submarine commander to retaliate (or not) should Britain be obliterated by a nuclear attack. It will take a “moment” to write but its implications are for all time.
What the audience thought:
“Saw the show today and it was truly brilliant. Theatre at its most alive. Well done.” Jack Trinity, email
“A short dose of thought-provoking, totally unique and exceedingly well done theatre, like you’ve NEVER seen theatre before.” Wendy Feakins, email
“Simply amazing. Highly recommended.” Abby Oakes, email
“Thank you for a lovely performance. Thoughtful and thought provoking. Congratulations on a terrific show.” Irene Allan, email
“@HeartofHawick @FirebrandTheatr Outstanding, imaginative, wonderfully acted and staged production. Multiple bravos to all.” John Hunter, Twitter