‘He is the sickness and you maintain that sickness.’
Idi Amin is the self-declared President of Uganda. When Scottish medic Nicholas Garrigan becomes his personal physician, he is catapulted into Amin’s inner circle. A useful asset for the British Secret Service, is Garrigan the man on the inside, or does he have blood on his hands too?
Giles Foden’s multi-award-winning novel The Last King of Scotland is an electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity. This stage adaptation by Steve Waters premiered at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, in September 2019, directed by Gbolahan Obisesan.
‘A powerful, thought-provoking theatrical adaptation… required viewing for anyone with an interest in international politics’
— The Stage
‘The plot and list of characters of the novel emerge with vivid life… Waters exercises masterly control of tone, from entertainment to tragedy, from eccentric comedy to the heart of darkness’
‘An engaging piece that is both funny and tragic’
— Broadway World