Theatre hosting trials of a liar!

AN ACCLAIMED one-man show telling the story of perhaps the United States’ most notorious liar is coming to Eastbourne.

The Trials of Harvey Matusow will be at the Under Ground Theatre on July 2 (7.30pm) – providing a fascinating insight into the United States of the 1950s.

This is the true story of a New Yorker who exchanged the comradeship of the Communist Party for the cushy life of a paid informer, freelancing for such as the FBI and Joe McCarthy’s Government Operations Sub-Committee.

He then put the cat among the stool-pigeons by announcing he had made up most of his testimony!

Performed and written for Monkeydog Productions by Robert Cohen, and directed by Ralf Higgins, the play is divided into nine short scenes. It premiered at the 2010 Brighton Festival and is based on research in the Matusow archives held at the University of Sussex.

Tickets, £9, on 737677 or from the Tourist Information Centre or on the door.