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NEWS: The Smash Edinburgh Festival and London West End hit The Confessions of Gordon Brown returns home to Edinburgh

The English pound, the indy referendum, and the storms on land and sea. Is there is no end to the woes of political leadership. But what does it take to be the ‘Big Man’ and lead the nation?

In a candid portrait of life inside Downing Street, The Confessions of Gordon Brown hilariously exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister, the stab-in-the-back plottings, the betrayals and most importantly: the hair gel. Love him or loathe him, Gordon Brown was our greatest failure at being Prime Minister in 200 years. And in this searing satire of the hidden arts of modern political leadership, Gordon at last reveals what it takes to knife your way to the top and rule a nation and how his dream of power ran awry. In Scotland’s year of Referendum, this may prove to be the must see Scots political play of 2014.

Gordon Brown is played by West Lothian born actor Billy Hartman nationally known for his long running rôle as Terry Woods in the Emmerdale TV series. Billy has made over two hundred other television appearances in British programmes including Taggart, Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, The Bill, Casualty and Heartbeat. Hartman was also co-founder, bass guitarist and singer for country band The Woolpackers, who toured extensively around the UK and Ireland. “Gordon Brown is a fascinating figure, a complex moral being whose time in power in Downing Street, and the failures he encountered there, is a universal tale of kingship, power and fate. I am really looking forward to being back on stage at the Traverse in Scotland in this historic year for all Scots,” says Hartman.

At the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from March 11 to March 15 2014, the show will also tour to Glenrothes and Inverness.

Find out more at: www.gordonconfesses.com andon Facebook at: gordonconfesses and Twitter: @GordonConfesses


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