Synopses & Reviews
Newest play by noted writer, filmmaker, commentator Tariq Ali is a murder mystery set in the highest reaches of the British government. Ali has written numerous plays, novels and over a dozen books on world history. He is currently writing Bush in Babylon: Recolonizing Iraq, to be published by Verso Books.
The Home Secretary lies dead on his sofa and his wife Desdemona admits to murdering him. But why did she kill him and why would anyone confess to such a crime?
Sir Richard Everall of Scotland Yard wants to cover things up and avoid another embarrassing scandal for the Government. But Desdemona is adamant: she wants everyone to know why she murdered the Illustrious Corpse.
Murder is high places, political marriage, the complications of party loyalty: all come under dramatic scrutiny in this sharp contemporary satire.
Murder in high places, political marriage and the complications of party loyalty in this sharp satire.
About the Author
Tariq Ali is a writer and a filmmaker. He has written five novels and over a dozen books on world history and politics. His latest is the acclaimed "The Clash of Fundamentalism: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity." he is currently writing "Bush in Babylon: Recolonizing Iraq."