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The Last Confession, Roger's first play, opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in April 2007. It was subsequently toured and produced in the West end by Duncan Weldon, Paul elliott and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, starring David Suchet. Roger is a lawyer and lives in New York
Research: Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)
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Last Confession, The
Last Confession, The
the Vatican - 1978: a little-known Cardinal from Venice is elected to succeed Pope Paul VI. a compromise candidate, he takes the name Pope John Paul I, and quickly shows himself to be the liberal the reactionaries within the Catholic Church most feared. Just thirty three days later, he is dead. No official investigation is conducted, no autopsy is performed, and the Vaticans press release about the cause of death is later found to be, in large part, false. and just the evening before his death, John Paul had warned three of his most influential but hostile Cardinals that they would be replaced. His death marks the climax of fifteen troubled years of controversy and machination within the Church; schisms threaten its unity and the shadow of the Mafia hovers over its financial affairs. Only Cardinal Benelli has the power to challenge the dead Pope's enemies. This incisive new thriller tracks the Dramatic tensions, crises of faith and political manoeuvrings inside the Vatican surrounding the death of the man known as 'the Smiling Pope'.
the Chichester Festival Theatre in association with Duncan C. Weldon and Paul elliot
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Thriller 150 min
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