The Trials of Harvey Matusow

The first great age of fake news, as seen through the eyes of America’s most notorious liar. Harvey Matusow was at the centre of the McCarthyite red scare: an ex-commie who turned FBI informer, Matusow spent four years mouthing off to anti-red committees, before putting the cat among the stoolpigeons by revealing almost all of his testimony to have been a pack of lies. But what drove Matusow to his extremes? Was it money? Was it fear? Or was it a simple lust for fame – fame of any kind and at any cost?

'What is unequivocal is the sheer powerful brilliance of Cohen’s script... And then there’s the performance – pitch-perfect, adroit, vivacious and charming.' FringeGuru

Winner of the FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award.

Tickets also available for a Double Feature of Harvey Matusow with Tiptree: No-One Else's Damn Secret But My Own!
The first great age of fake news, as seen through the eyes of America’s most notorious liar. Harvey Matusow was at the centre of the McCarthyite red scare: an ex-commie who turned FBI informer, Matusow spent four years mouthing off to anti-red committees, before putting the cat among the stoolpigeons by revealing almost all of his testimony to have been a pack of lies....
  • Event Type

    Theatre

  • Venue

    Sweet@The Poets

  • Running Time

    100 min