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I Shot Mussolini single work   drama   - 90min.
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 I Shot Mussolini
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'Rome 1926. The Honourable Violet Gibson tries to assassinate Benito Mussolini. She misses. Mussolini puts a bandage on his nose and carries on with his plans for dictatorship.  

'Another 2 inches to the right and Violet would have changed the entire sweep of world history.  

'Saint, subversive, prophet or madwoman? I Shot Mussolini is the story of an eccentric Irish woman who wanted to kill Mussolini and the Italian policeman who wanted to find out why.'

Source: La Mama Theatre.


  • Production note: Based in part on Richard Collins' manuscript The Irish Baron's Daughter and Mussolini's Nose​​​​​​​.

Production Details

  • Presented at La Mama Courthouse, 27 November - 8 December 2019.

    Director: Alice Bishop.

    Additional Research and Italian Translation: Heather Lythe. 

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