Nugget Theatre Company presents "The Lockerbie Bomber" by Kenneth N. Ross at the Edinburgh Fringe


“The Lockerbie Bomber” is dedicated to the memory of the victims of Lockerbie and their families.

Lockerbie has been described as “an open wound” and “an indelible stain on the reputation of Scotland and its justice system”. I wrote the play, my first, as a reminder that the 270 victims and their families still await justice. I started with an open mind but the more I researched, the clearer it became to me that Governments have systematically covered up the truth for nearly twenty-five years. Evidence withheld. Evidence fabricated. Witnesses paid for their testimony. Scottish justice reduced to the level of a corrupt, banana republic. It stinks.

My hope is that the play makes compelling theatre and allows audiences to reach their own conclusions about what happened that terrible night and in the years since. You may find parts of the play distressing but compared to what happened to the 270 people that night, it's actually very mild. You should remember that in the days and weeks after the crash, they collected six hundred and fifty-eight bags of body parts.

Kenneth N. Ross

 

Scene from The Lockerbie Bomber - a battered suitcase spills forth its stars and stripes content