With the new Pope dead it’s left to one man to get to the bottom of what happened. In The Last Confession, touring Australia in 2014, this falls to David Suchet, who plays Cardinal Benelli.
Internationally acclaimed British actor David Suchet will reprise his role on stage in the conspiracy thriller, The Last Confession, in 2014. After playing to delighted audiences in Toronto and Los Angeles, the international production opens in Perth in August, before moving on to Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
Making his Australian stage debut, David Suchet is an Olivier and Emmy Award winner, as well as a BAFTA and Tony Award nominee. He is best known for playing Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot having starred in all 74 television movies over 25 years – an iconic role which has taken him into the lounge room of millions around the world. Suchet has also starred in numerous films and television series internationally, whilst also maintaining an impressive theatre career.
Sure to ignite controversial debate, The Last Confession is set within the corridors of power in the Vatican and explores the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978. He died only 33 days after being elected and before he could set his liberal reforms into place. Suspicions are aroused when it’s revealed that. on the evening before his death, the new Pope had warned three of his most influential but hostile Cardinals that they would be replaced. The Vatican refuses to conduct an official investigation into the death but the politically savvy Cardinal Giovanni Benelli, who engineered the election of Pope John Paul, is determined to find the truth.
Originally premiering at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007 before a hugely successful transfer to The Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End, The Last Confession is written by first time playwright Roger Crane and has been acclaimed by both the audience and critics alike.
“A thoughtful whodunit…it’s divine!” Sunday Telegraph UK ‘David Suchet is marvellous’ Daily Express, UK
“An intelligent and provocative new work.” Evening Standard UK
“Drama at its absolute best.” Broadwayworld
To find out more and to book tickets, visit the Tinder Box Productions website.