Some Gorgeous Accident (Edinburgh 2010)

by James Kennaway, adapted by Robert Shaw

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, 5-30 August 2010

Louis Egan as James Link

Annarose Cattanach as Susan Steinberg

Ben Warwick as Richard David Fiddes

Katie Fabel as Margaret Taylor


Directed by Robert Shaw

Designed by Jess Wiesner

Lighting by Jack Knowles

Stage Manager – Abby Reeves


James Link loves Fiddes like a brother and Susie like a lover.  Susie loves Link alright.  Sure she does.  She loves Fiddes too, but not like any brother.  But who does Fiddes love?

Based on real events and real people, including the 1960s triangular affair between James Kennaway, his wife Susan and John Le Carré (David Cornwell).

The world premiere adaptation of the 1967 novel by Scottish novelist and screenwriter James Kennaway (Tunes of Glory, The Battle of Britain).  Kennaway died tragically young at the age of 40 in 1968.


“James Kennaway was going for broke in this book.”  Melvyn Bragg

“A blazing, rare and formidably great writer.”  Edward Fox

★★★★  “A sophisticated soap opera smudged naturally by scandal… a slick, edgy number – the stuff of real life newspaper dirt.”  Edinburgh Guide

“Robert Shaw’s smart and snappy production…”  The Scotsman

“Don’t you just love an old-fashioned love triangle? Inside Intelligence’s slick production uses minimal staging, score and costume changes to maximum effect in conjuring up sex and gin-soaked Soho.  Katie Fabel’s versatility suggests a talent to watch.”