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...


Russell Dixon, Beverley Longhurst, Kristin Milward, Trevor Thomas


Author: Tariq Ali
Company: Leicester Haymarket Theatre
Director: Iqbal Khan
Design: Kate Unwin
Lighting: Miriam Spencer
Sound: Ben Harrison
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The Illustrious Corpse

The Illustrious Corpse (Play) production archive for QTIX code T162569414. Details of all The Illustrious Corpse archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01689548807

Archive Listings

8 Sep 03
27 Sep 03
Soho Theatre
Inner London
Greater London
12 Jun 03
21 Jun 03
Haymarket Theatre

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