Journey into the Wild West, 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, of law versus the gun, of one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.
When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home as he finds the love of a local girl. This love gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead?
He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight… to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
Jethro is Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Belt Up Theatre with whom he has produced dozens of projects over the past five years including adaptations of The Tartuffe, Kafka’s The Trial & Metamorphosis, Antigone and his own play, Quasimodo, which he also directed. His production company, Jethro Compton Ltd, has produced numerous shows across the UK including, with SJC Productions, Belt Up Theatre’s Macbeth in the House of Detention in London in 2011 and 2012. Other independent productions include The Boy James in London in January, and its transfer, alongside Outland, to the Adelaide Fringe Festival with Theatre Tours International. In 2012 he produced and adapted a production of Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame in Selby Abbey with funding from Arts Council England.