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Dick Turpin's Last Ride


a musical play by Daniel O'Brien with music by Pat Whymark.

A Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production:

Greenwich Theatre, London 27 September - 1 October, 2011 and touring


Dashing horseman, daring robber, swashbuckling swordsman, adored by every woman, respected by every man.
Or poacher, rapist, thief and murderer, who swung from York gallows in 1739. Which do you want to believe?

A dynamic new version of the life of Dick Turpin, the most famous highwayman of them all. Drawn from court transcripts, newspaper reports and eye witness accounts this is a real life adventure story from the eighteenth century. Moving at a rip-roaring pace, the play interweaves fact and fiction, text and song. You'll discover things about the man behind the myth that some wanted buried with him at York.