Letter of Last Resort

by David Greig

Nov 2016

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

 

CONTACT US

  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon

Firebrand Theatre Company, Chesters House, Ancrum, Scottish Borders TD8 6UL

Tel: 07771734670 

© 2023 by On The Stage. Proudly powered by Wix.com