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In 1993, scandalous frontpage headlines tear through Glasgow’s posh Bearsden Academy when a new student’s outrageous deception is exposed. At first unassuming and awkward, 16-year-old Brandon Lee quickly makes social strides with his academic prowess and cool retro musical tastes, even going so far as to land the lead in the Academy’s production of South Pacific, but underlying his new-found popularity is a dark secret that no one could suspect. Told through a gripping mix of fellow students’ first-hand accounts, marvellous dramatizations by Alan Cumming, animation voiced by 60s pop-icon Lulu and a seminal period soundtrack, this irresistible stranger-than-fiction tabloid tale will leave you gasping in disbelief.

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    • Jono McLeod
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