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From OFFIE and Kenneth Branagh award nominated writer David Hendon (Banana Crabtree Simon, Eyes to the Wind) and director Peter Taylor (Glitter Punch, WEIRD).
He saved the life of the President …
Then his country turned against him.
This is the true story of Oliver Sipple, a US marine decorated for his service in Vietnam, who in 1975 intervened as a would-be assassin pulled a gun on President Gerald Ford.
He was hailed as a hero and invited to the White House but, after he was outed as gay in the press, the invitation was revoked.
Oliver had never come out to his family but was now a public figure, hounded by the media and his private life was no longer his own.
30 years after his death, The Last Song of Oliver Sipple tells the story of an American hero tortured by prejudice, media intrusion and the rift created within his own family.
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London N1 1QN
Performance days & times
Saturday - 2-00pm
Sunday - 2-00pm
Author: David Hendon
Director: Peter Taylor