Sic Semper Tyrannis is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 11 March 1999, as part of an Afternoon Play series called "Assassins." The running time is 45 minutes[1][2].


The events of 14 April 1865. Thirty minutes into the performance of `Our American Cousin', in the Ford Theater, Washington, John Wilkes Booth entered President Abraham Lincoln's state box and shot him dead.


Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Absorbing." Pick of the Day, The Independent.[3]


  1. Diversity Website

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