The "True" story of a small-time American outlaw, Elmer McCurdy. Having stumbled into the Wild West, he almost rose to fame as the most incompetent train-robber ever, before being shot in 1911. Embalmed in arsenic and preserved in mummified form, he was toured around the United States, from side-show to carnival, from ghost train to freak show 'till he was finally discovered hanging from a noose on the film set of The Six Million Dollar Man in 1976. Elmer McCurdy Rides Again
is a quirky thriller, a bizarre mystery - featuring a maverick mix of gun-slinging comedy, thigh-slapping live music and toe-tapping line-dancing.Performers Peter Peverley, Joanna Holden, Mark Lloyd, Jim Kitson.
Company Northern Stage Ensemble. Director John Cobb. Other Michael Duke (text). Design Jane Heather. Music Jim Kitson (original songs).