Star-studded Fringe hit puts the knife in

David Leddy at Film City, Govan in Glasgow. His new play, Long Live the Little Knife, about art forgery, will be'performed at Film City, in this specific room. Picture Robert Perry  Scotland on Sunday 22nd Jan 2013
David Leddy at Film City, Govan in Glasgow. His new play, Long Live the Little Knife, about art forgery, will be'performed at Film City, in this specific room. Picture Robert Perry Scotland on Sunday 22nd Jan 2013

With 15 four-star reviews during its Edinburgh Fringe run, Long Live the Little Knife comes to Peebles with plenty of expectation.

Hosted by the Traverse Theatre during its run in the capital, the show has been described as “perceptive”, “an enjoyable romp” and “dazzling” by national newspaper critics in the past month.

A spokesman for the show, written and directed by David Leddy and performed by Wendy Seager and Neil McCormack, said: “Long Live The Little Knife is a dynamic, absurd and uplifting theatre piece about forgery, castration and blind drunkenness.

“The show began life as a mini-commission for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the British Museum.

“Leddy finds the incongruous connections between verbatim theatre, free-market economics, the psychology of ‘truth’ and a castrated labradoodle in a classic Chanel clutch bag.”

The performance at the Eastgate Theatre takes place on Friday, September 6, and tickets (£14/£5) are available from 01721 725777.