The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible
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The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible, Sheffield, 27 September–19 October 2019, from £15.00 - Book now

Opening the new season at Sheffield Crucible is The Last King of Scotland, a world premiere stage adaptation by Steve Waters of the award-winning novel by Giles Foden. An award-winning novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, we’re excited that this electrifying thriller has been adapted for the stage.

A rousing thriller about corruption and complicity.

Idi Amin is the self-declared President of Uganda. When young Scottish medic Nicholas Garrigan becomes the president’s personal physician, he finds himself propelled 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?

The Last King of Scotland is a rousing thriller about corruption and complicity. Giving a gripping commentary on power and responsibility, this production looks to strip the novel back to its core. Focusing on the relationship between the enigmatic physician Nicholas Garrigan, played by Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones), and the Ugandan dictator, portrayed by Tobi Bamtefa (Barber Shop Chronicles), this stage version looks to offer a stirring tale of complicity and atrocity.

The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible, Sheffield

27 September–19 October 2019
From £15.00