Originally written by Dorothy M. Johnson in 1949, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance became a Hollywood sensation when John Ford directed James Stewart and John Wayne in the 1962 film version. Jethro Compton will direct his own adaptation of this classic Western, a story of good versus evil, of law versus the gun and of one man versus Liberty Valance.
The film was seen as a pinnacle of the Western genre and in 2007 was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being ‘culturally, hostorically, or aesthetically significant’.
Now for the first time this tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society will take to the stage for a new audience to experience the Wild West of 1890, when it opens at The Park Theatre, London for six weeks from 14 May 2014.
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