Lockerbie 103


Commissioned by The Ashton Group from award winning writer DES DILLON and inspired by the book Cover Up of Convenience: The Hidden Scandal of Lockerbie by investigative journalists JOHN ASHTON and IAN FERGUSON. Cover Up Of Convenience examined the case against the Libyans, but also cast doubt on the official investigation and subsequent trial. DES DILLON has created a fictional set of characters, through whose eyes we see a possible miscarriage of justice unfold. Told with a compassion and humour that is thought provoking, stimulating yet totally accessible. LOCKERBIE 103 is based on facts that are all within the public domain.


Developed in conjunction with TARA ARTS. TARA ARTS is renowned for pioneering cross-cultural theatre. It is one of Britain's longest-established touring theatre companies. Tara have collaborated with and supported the Ashton Group in the development of this new script.


Fictional Characters

Annie McDowell Sheena Penson

The Dummy/Gerry Livingston Ian Blower

Tommy McDowell Ronan Patterson

Michael Vogler Nathan Nolan

Ali George Savvides


Non-Fictional Characters

Lord Sutherland, Majid Giaka, Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Edwin Bollier Ronan Paterson

Tony Gauchi, Camp Zeist Defence Lawyer, Marwan Khreesat, Lamen Khalifa Fhima Ian Blower



Director Rachel Ashton

Set Design Andrew Wood

Lighting Design Paul Colley

Composer Olly Fox

Stage Manager Gary Bridgens

Deputy Stage Manager Lucinda Hamlin


Lockerbie 103 premiered on 20 February 2003 at
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness and toured to

Stanwix Arts Centre, Carlisle
Warwick Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Gulbenkian Studio, Newcastle

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Library Theatre, Manchester

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