Mr Foote's Other Leg Paperback
by Ian Kelly
In Georgian London no one is more famous than Samuel Foote.
Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, friend of David Garrick and Dr Johnson, he is a bona fide celebrity in an age obsessed with fame.
He even has the ear of the King. But when Foote finds himself at the centre of a media storm - and under the surgeon's knife - there's only one question on everyone's lips: does fame make you mad?
Based on Ian Kelly's award-winning biography, Mr Foote's Other Leg is a riotously funny play exploring our obsession with celebrities, through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the eighteenth century.
It premiered at Hampstead Theatre in September 2015, in a production directed by Richard Eyre and featuring Simon Russell Beale as Foote.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Nick Hern Books
- Publication Date: 15/09/2015
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9781848425071
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