The Illustrious Corpse archiveA biting new political satire about murder in high places, political marriage and party loyalty. The Home Secretary lies dead on his sofa and his wife Desdemona admits to murdering him. But just why did she kill him and why confess to the crime? Sir Richard Everall of the Scotland Yard wants to cover up and avoid another embarrassing scandal for the Government. But Desdemona is adamant - she wants everyone to know why she murdered The Illustrious Corpse...


Author: Tariq Ali
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Archive listings for The Illustrious Corpse

Work type: Play.


Company Leicester Haymarket Theatre. Director Iqbal Khan. Design Kate Unwin. Lighting Miriam Spencer. Sound Ben Harrison. Performer Russell Dixon. Performer Beverley Longhurst. Performer Kristin Milward. Performer Trevor Thomas.
8 Sep 03 to 27 Sep 03Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
listing details L313335794
12 Jun 03 to 21 Jun 03Haymarket Theatre, Leicester :: V431
listing details L033301800

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