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The Last Song of Oliver Sipple

4 star rating

Closed 14 Jul 2019

King's Head Theatre

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 saved the life of the President … Then his country turned against him.
The Last Song of Oliver Sipple at the King's Head Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


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He was hailed as a hero and invited to the White House but, after he was outed as gay in the press, the invitation was revoked.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.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


From OFFIE and Kenneth Branagh award nominated writer David Hendon (Banana Crabtree Simon, Eyes to the Wind) and director Peter Taylor (Glitter Punch, WEIRD).

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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Box office tel: 0207 226 8561

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 13 July 2019

Closes:Sunday 14 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Matinee:

Saturday - 2-00pm

Sunday - 2-00pm


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Cast


Jackson Pentland as Oliver Sipple

Creatives


Author: David Hendon
Director: Peter Taylor

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