Lockerbie: Unfinished Business

St John's Church (Venue 127)

8 August only One Performance Only!

Start time 16:00

Running time 70 minutes & optional post-show discussions

Tickets £10 - £12

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David Benson's Official Site

A performance that must rank as one of the most quietly compelling and finely judged on the Fringe ****

Telegraph

The line between theatre and life is crossed, and there are few dry eyes in the audience. ****

Financial Times

A show that every thinking citizen of this country should see, and act upon… desperately poignant. ****

Scotsman

Following a Fringe First Award winning Edinburgh premiere, which won national and international acclaim, Lockerbie: Unfinished Business returns to the Fringe for one date only. The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Dr. Jim Swire, eminent law Professor and Lockerbie expert, Robert Black QC and a representative of the Justice for Megrahi campaign.

When 270 people were killed in Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity, grieving father Jim Swire found his faith in his own country’s legal system shattered. His full shocking story is told in this world premiere production by writer/performer David Benson, and director Hannah Eidinow – a quadruple Fringe First award-winning team.

In August 2009, the man convicted for the bombing, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was released from jail on compassionate grounds. The second appeal against his conviction was dropped despite multiple suggestions that a miscarriage of justice had occurred, that a key witness was bribed and coached, and that crucial evidence was faked during the trial. In a hard-hitting piece of political theatre with international relevance, Benson uses a blend of verbatim material and dramatisation to present Swire’s ongoing struggle to find the truth about what did happen his daughter and who was responsible for her death.

 

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